is the highest mountain in Maine
at 5,268 feet. Named Katahdin by the Penobscot Indians, the term means The Greatest Mountain
. Katahdin is the centerpiece of Baxter State Park
a magnificent, 200,000 acre wilderness preserve. Nearby vacation rental accommodations are inspired by hikes, climbs, journal narratives, paintings, and a piano sonata. Katahdin is the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail, and is located near a stretch known as the Hundred-Mile Wilderness
is the largest lake in the U.S. state of Maine and the largest mountain lake in the eastern United States
. Situated in the Longfellow Mountains in The Maine Highlands Region, the lake is the source of the Kennebec River. There are over 80 islands in the lake
, the largest being Sugar Island. Greenville
is perched on spectacular Moosehead Lake boasting many picturesque condo rental and vacation home rental accommodation.
The Maine Highlands
, at the center of the state, encompasses six distinct regions
offering a myriad of vacation rentals, Greater Bangor, Katahdin, Lincoln Lakes, Sebasticook Valley, and Southern Piscataquis County. Experience the outdoors with a bit more adrenaline in The Maine Highlands while staying in cozy condo rentals and cottages. From mountain biking to white-water rafting
, and rock climbing to the revered tradition of hunting, the landscape here was made for extreme activities in the wild
. With hundreds of miles of well-marked trails and three area ski mountains, both cross-country and downhill skiing
is at its best, while you enjoy the beauty of the Maine Highlands in the winter. Snowmobiling, and even ice fishing are also widely enjoyed and easily accessible from vacation rental accommodation. A natural region for people with a passion for wildlife
, Canadian geese, songbirds, abundant species of ducks and even bald eagles can easily be spotted. In this rich and wild ecosystem
, sightings of moose, fox, deer, and bear are also quite common.
Bangor is the historic and cultural hub
of the region. Revisit the city’s proud logging heritage at the Maine Forest and Logging Museum. Bring the kids to the Maine Discovery Museum or explore the Wabanaki Arts Center in Old Town. Katahdin Iron Works
, near Brownville Junction, is where you’ll find Gulf Hagas, the Grand Canyon of the East
, with its numerous waterfalls, well-marked hiking trails and wild landscapes. With so many options for lodging, it will be easy to find accommodations that suite your needs, no matter what they are. From Mountain View vacation rentals to lakeside cottages, the Maine Highlands has it all.