Millinocket is a gateway to the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument and Baxter State Park. This former mill town attracts those who enjoy a more laid back lifestyle, with fewer trappings than most other areas. This region of natural beauty, described in Henry David Thoreaus book, THE MAINE WOODS, was first settled in 1830 by Thomas Fowler, who cleared some land and built a log cabin. Sitting on the west bank of the Penobscot River, Millinocket borders the wilder natural Maine, and is in close proximity to Mount Katahdin (Maine's tallest mountain) and Moosehead Lake (Maine's largest lake). The Millinocket community offers a multitude of summer activities, including hiking, camping, rafting, nature watching, boating, canoeing, and kayaking. All winter long, visitors are drawn to the region for snowmobiling, cross country skiing, or snowshoeing. Fall days are cool and crisp, for sports enthusiasts to pursue their favorite game. Residents of this small community are friendly and hospitable to those who visit their community
Home to the southern gateway to Baxter State Park with access to the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.
Popular for its outdoor recreational activities, access to Baxter State Park, groomed snowmobile trails in the winter and more, Millinocket has begun the process of converting from reliance on Great Northern Paper's mill to the attraction of outdoor enthusiasts. Here, you'll find Maine Guides, expedition outfitters and snowmobile clubs.