Because the Penobscot River region is approximately 3 hours to the north and east of our Bingham, Maine resort complex, we also have a Millinocket, Maine resortbase. Thus, no matter which direction you are traveling from, you still can choose the adventure trip package YOU desire.
Our Millinocket base resort has its own lodge and meeting area, but we also work together with our partners at the Big Moose Inn, Cabins and Campground. Lodging accommodations include bed & breakfast “inn rooms," rental cabins, tent camping sites, a restaurant and a pub. We work with another nearby partner for RV camping.
Since this resort is literally at the entrance to Baxter State Park, it provides great access for our river trips as well as for fishing, hiking, biking and many other activities this amazing region has to offer.
For example, in Millinocket you can take float plane rides over Baxter State Park (right across the street from The Big Moose Inn). You can also rent canoes for nearby lake trips, take a whitewater kayaking lesson (on the Penobscot River), take a photography course, and more!
Call North Country Rivers toll free in the U.S. and Canada at 1-800-348-8871 for more information. We’ll be happy to help you plan the “Adventure Vacation of a Lifetime!"
A Note On Hiking Within Baxter State Park
Hiking is an extremely popular activity here. However, it’s important to keep in mind that the entire region to the east, west and north of the park are “total wilderness areas" (e.g., without civilization for hundreds of miles in either direction). So, if you plan on taking long hikes, you MUST be self-contained and use sound judgment.
For those also interested in multi-day hiking, the information below was partially taken from the Baxter State Park website (http://www.baxterstateparkauthority.com/index.htm). This is an important website to look over if you plan to enjoy the Park. It contains ALL of the of rules, regulations, and other important information related to outdoor activities within the Park!
Hiking and the Carry-In/Carry-Out Rule
All trash and garbage, including cigarette butts, plastic wrappings, disposable diapers, orange peels, banana peels, etc., must be taken out of the park with you when you leave. Campgrounds provide small litter bags for this purpose. If you’re hiking, minimize what you bring and use garbage bags and sealable bags for trash. Black bears are around, and they can do quite a bit of damage if you leave food scraps around your campsite..
Wildlife must be enjoyed “only from a distance". Remember you are a visitor here. The Park is the THEIR home! So please use the following guidelines;