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The Maine Highlands

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For sheer natural beauty, The Maine Highlands could be the center of the universe. Which makes perfect sense. Because it’s in the center of Maine, a region that’s home to legendary Katahdin, stunning Moosehead Lake and the great city of Bangor – and a level of adventure, discovery and serenity you’ll encounter nowhere else.

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The Maine Highlands are home to more than 200 waterfalls, countless miles of hiking trails, great hunting, and some of the best snowmobiling trails anywhere.

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Katahdin has attracted artists, adventurers and lovers of the natural world for centuries.

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Bangor

From the University of Maine Art Museum to the Stephen King Walking Tour, there’s a wide range of activities and experiences in Bangor, once the “Lumber Capital of America” and now the seat of Penobscot County.

Millinocket

Forests, lakes, rivers and mountains are the backdrop of Millinocket, which makes recreational activities front and center throughout the year, including world-class snowmobiling and the Millinocket Marathon.

Greenville

Folks looking for outdoor adventure have been coming to Moosehead Lake, Maine’s largest, for more than two centuries. And the place on the lake where it all comes together is the great town of Greenville.

Orono

The University of Maine supplies brain power in Orono, and the Orono Bog Boardwalk and Sunkhaze National Wildlife Refuge are at the heart of a world of nature and recreation that’s ready for your discovery.

Lincoln

Lincoln, Maine, is the namesake of the Lincoln Lakes region, famous for its 25 lakes, four rivers and countless streams. They all come together in an endless of flow of sports, recreation, wildlife and unforgettable memories.

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Beginning May 1, travelers from all states will be able to travel to Maine without providing a negative COVID-19 test result or quarantining, unless otherwise determined by the Maine CDC. If a state experiences a spike in COVID-19 cases, the Maine CDC will apply testing and quarantine protocols to all travelers from that state.

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