North Maine Woods


The region is not a wilderness. There are over 3,000 miles of permanently maintained roads and several thousand miles of temporary, unmaintained roads. In most areas two generations of timber have been cut and the current harvesting operations you may see mark the third time the trees in this giant tree farm have been cropped.

While NMW is not a wilderness, it is also not a publicly-owned state park. There are no rangers or hookups at the campsites; no lifeguards and no beaches. And while the spirit of friendship and cooperation is deep among outdoors people, you're really on your own here.