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The Mt. Katahdin Region is located in the center of the state of Maine. A few cities in the region include Bangor, Medway, Oakfield, and West Forks. Baxter State Park, Mt. Katahdin, and Debsconeag Lakes Wilderness Area are a few of the region's natural landmarks. There are lakes, ponds, and rivers throughout the region, such as Moosehead Lake, Indian Pond, and Telos Lake. Baxter State Park and Mount Katahdin are two of the biggest draws to the region. Weather in the region varies throughout the year, with July reaching the highest temperature of around 79 degrees. January is typically the coldest month, with a high of 23 degrees and a low of 3 degrees.

What Mt. Katahdin is known for

The Mt. Katahdin Region offers various outdoor activities and scenic landmarks. Baxter State Park is located in the middle of the region and covers 209,644 acres of wilderness. There are 215 miles of hiking trails and 337 campsites throughout the state park.[1] Mt. Katahdin is the name of the region and is named after the most famous and the highest mountain in Maine. Mt. Katahdin is located within Baxter State Park. There are multiple trails that hikers can choose from to get to the top of Mt. Katahdin, all being challenging trails.[4] Canoeing Kidney Pond is another option while visiting Baxter State Park. The pond offers scenic views of the surrounding mountains. Canoe rentals are available at the park.[5] Debsconeag Lakes Wilderness Area is another landmark in the region. It is known for having the most ponds in New England. There are thousands of acres of forests, lakes, trails, and campsites. The area was named by the native people to the area and means "carrying place."[3] Activities that are frequently done within the region include hiking, backpacking, camping, rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and wildlife viewing.[6] 

Maine sees the most tourists during the summer months because of the outdoor activities and the wildlife viewing opportunities. The highest peak in tourism is from July 4th to Labor Day.[7] Bangor is one of the cities located within the region and is the third most populated city in the region. There are various things to see and do while visiting Bangor. The Cole Land Transportation Museum is a one-stop for those looking to experience a unique museum full of motorcycles, helicopters, trains, and other vehicle types. Another site to see while in the city is Stephen King's house. Stephen King is a famous author, and many fans make it a point to drive by his home. The Paul Bunyan Statue is another spot to see while in Bangor. The lumber industry made a significant impact in the early years of settlement in Bangor, and the Paul Bunyan Statue represents this, being a character of many folklore stories.


The Mt. Katahdin Region covers a large middle portion of Maine. Baxter State Park is located in the middle of the region and is one of the most popular attractions within the region boundaries. Mt. Katahdin is a natural landmark within the region and is known for being the tallest mountain in Maine. Debsconeag Lakes Wilderness Area, Nahmakanta Public Reserved Land, and the Appalachian Mountain Club 100 Mile Wilderness Conservation Area are all-natural landmarks within the region. 

Medway, Bangor, and West Forks are some of the cities within the region. Telos Lake, Moosehead Lake, and Indian Pond are three water sources found in the region. The Mt. Katahdin Region weather ranges from warm summers to cold winters. June, July and August are the warmest months of the year. July has a high of 79 degrees and a low of 57 degrees. June is the month that receives the most rain throughout the year, raining about ten days out of the month. December through February are the coldest months of the year. The high is 23 degrees during the month of January, with a low of 3 degrees. Peak tourism season is during the summer months. The weather is a big contributor to this because of the warmer weather that can be enjoyed while doing the vast amount of outdoor activities that the region offers.[9] 

Maine is known for the abundant amount of lobster that is caught in the state. Millions of pounds of lobster are caught each year. Another product that Maine is known for their blueberries. Maine produces 90% of the United State's blueberries.[8] Apples are highly produced in Maine, as well as cranberries, strawberries, and raspberries. The largest crop that is grown in Maine is their potato crops.[10] Baxter State Park is one of the main attractions in the region and hosts a variety of wildlife, including black bears, moose, and white-tailed deer. There are many opportunities for birdwatching and viewing rare plants throughout the park.


Mt. Katahdin was named by the Penobscot Native American tribe. Katahdin means "The Greatest Mountain." Mt. Katahdin was made a National Natural Landmark in 1967.[2] Mt. Katahdin is located within the Baxter State Park, which was an ongoing process for purchasing land. Percival Baxter used his own wealth to purchase pieces of what is now Baxter State Park. Baxter started buying land in 1930 and continued adding on until after Baxter died in 1969. Percival Baxter saw the park as an inspiration to all.[12] Bangor is one of the cities located within the region and is the third most populated city in the state. From the 2010 census, 93.1% of residents were white, 1.7% African American, 1.2% Native American, 1.7% Asian, .3% from other races, and 2% from two or more races. The area has continually seen growth throughout the years. Tourism has increased and brought many people to the region because of the many outdoor opportunities. Hiking, fishing, skiing, and snowmobiling are all popular activities that are enjoyed within the region.[13]

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