Getting away from it all in the heart of Maine.
If your idea of relaxation is going deep into the back country then you will be right at home at Penobscot River Corridor State Park. Located in the Northern Forest Canoe Trail which stretches 740 miles and encompasses the states of Maine, New York, New Hampshire, Vermont, and the province of Quebec, Canada, this park is perfect for extended canoe trips and amazing Maine camping experiences.
The park includes ample recreation for families who are looking to get away from it all. This expansive state park has many camping locations spread out over the area, so you can find a great site for you and your family to enjoy a night out under the stars. Remember to bring plenty of supplies because some campsites can be remote and without some accommodations such as running water or electricity. Bug repellent is also highly recommended during the summer months.
Penobscot River Corridor State Park is the perfect place to enjoy a canoe or kayak trip that the entire family will remember for the rest of their lives. This amazing natural area has views that can only be found in this part of central western Maine. A real wilderness paradise, this untouched property has been protected from development, allowing visitors to step back in time and see how the entire state of Maine once looked.
The park includes 67 miles of river along with 70 miles of lake shoreline; making it one of the best places to canoe and kayak in the entire state. Access to the river can be found at Millinocket or Greenville townships and these are also great places to stock up on supplies before hitting the river. Although you will have a great chance at catching your dinner on the water, you should always be prepared in case the fish don’t bite.
Hiking is also another fun activity that many enjoy doing in the park. There are many blazed hiking trials that go up and down the river, giving hikers ample chances to spot wildlife of all kinds. Also along the trails, visitors will have a chance to cool down in the river because there are plenty of spots to take a dip.
This part of Maine is an angler’s paradise and there is plenty of fishing along the Penobscot River with many different kinds of fish. There is nothing like a long hard day of canoeing down the river followed by a relaxing evening by the campfire, cooking up some fresh fish that you caught right out of the water.
So if you are looking to get away from the hustle of everyday life, why not spend a week in Maine’s wilderness at Penobscot River Corridor State Park? After a week at this majestic state park surrounded by the forest, you will come out refreshed and recharged. But remember when you come to the park to leave no trace and carry out all of your trash. Also remember to also extinguish all campfires before leaving camp.