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Hundreds of miles of maintained foot trails that reach far into the scenic and remote backcountry and an excellent system of shelters and tent sites across Maine offer backpackers plenty of possibilities for exploration on foot for several days to a week or more.
In Bangor, the 31-foot statue of legendary lumberjack Paul Bunyan still stands tall over what was once the 'Lumber Capital of the World.' In the 1830s, the city was home to more than 300 sawmills, and the Federal-style mansions constructed during the lumber boom still stand in the Broadway region.