28 Feb 2022

The “Maine Highlands”, Central Maine – Trip Ideas

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Travelers can explore the natural wonders – or the city streets – by air (Bangor International) bus, bike and foot. Located in the center of Maine, The Maine Highlands, is home to 200,000-acre Baxter State Park; and mile-high Mt. Katahdin, the state’s tallest peak. It is also the northern end of the Appalachian Trail. However, if a more leisurely exploration is your aim, visit Monson.

This region offers great outdoor adventures, historic and cultural experiences and many culinary delights. It is home to University of Maine, Orono. Because it is a Land-Grant University, it is linked to the nation’s Cooperative Extension System. Therefore, it plays an active role ensuring Maine has a robust farm and food economy.

While the University farm offers research, teaching and training, many farms of different scale and type grow a variety products in this area. You will find Maine farm products at grocery stores, farm stands, farmers’ markets and restaurants. The region includes Bangor, the largest city in the area. Even within a 10-mile radius, you can explore a variety of agriculture.

If outdoor recreation and camping are your reasons for visiting, stop by a farmstand or market for delicious provisions in the Dover-Foxcroft area. Giftshops around Moosehead Lake, one of the Northeast’s largest lakes, are a must for your pure Maine maple syrup!