Located just south of the Moosehead Lake and the Sebec
Lake area, this area is primarily professional in its
economic base. The largest employer is Mayo Regional
Hospital and the State of Maine. Dover-Foxcroft has
become an upscale community with an excellent school
system. However, access to woods, lakes and more has
made Dover-Foxcroft a good stop on your exploration
of the region. It is a great stopping point along the
way to the Mooosehead Region. This town offers access
to Peaks-Kenny State Park, on the south shore of Sebec
Lake and offers good fishing, sand beaches, hiking,
boating, campsites and picnic facilities.
Guilford and Sangerville:
Located on Rt. 6, just west of Dover-Froxcroft lies
Guilford and Sangerville. Sangerville is the birthpace
of Hiram Maxim, inventor of the machine gun, smokeless
gunpower, and a gas headlight for locomotives.
The largest fresh water lake in Maine is the central
attraction here, but it is certainly not the only factor
to bring thousands to this region. This year round outdoor
destination offers nature lovers plenty of wildlife
and fauna to enjoy, water activities in the summer,
along with hiking, canoeing, fishing. As the summer
season wanes, sportsmen find challanging game hunting.
When the snow flies, snowmobiles take to the miles of
well-groomed trails, while skiiers enjoy the slopes
of Squaw Mountain. When you're looking to get away from
the hussle and bustle of city life, step back in time
to the Moosehead Lake region.
Home to the southern gateway to Baxter State Park is
Millinocket. 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
To reach the northern entrance to Baxter State Park,
you'll find Patten, a small residential community. Enjoy
the majestic view of Mt. Katahdin, or take in some of
the lumbering history at The Lumberman's Museum.