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T11 R7 WELS

Bridge over Machias River (North)

This township is just west of Garfield Plantation, both of which are within the North Maine Woods management area. The American Realty Road crosses the northeast corner and the Pinkham Road crosses the southeast corner.  Both continue extensively westward through … Continue reading

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T11 R8 WELS

Jack Mountain Campsite (2015)

This township, in the North Maine Woods management area, continues the Jack Mountain Road from T11 R7 WELS in its southeast corner before the road turns southwest around Jack Mountain. Jack Mountain campsite, with tent space, a picnic table, toilet … Continue reading

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T2 R10 WELS

Mount Katahdin from the Golden Road East of Millinocket Lake

Three Routes This township, officially known as T2 R10 WELS, is the crossroad of two major “highways” in Maine: The Golden Road and the Appalachian Trail. Both travel the Abol Bridge over the West Branch of the Penobscot River. The … Continue reading

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T2 R4 WELS

Bog on the 6000 Road in T2 R4 WELS (2014)

This township is just east of Silver Ridge Township in southern Aroostook County. Crisscrossed with dirt logging roads, its main thoroughfare is the 6000 Road from U.S. Route 2 in Silver Ridge Dixie Road in the east terminating on U.S. … Continue reading

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T2 R9 WELS

T2 R9 WELS Location Map

This township lies at the base of Baxter State Park, encompassing the Park south access road from Millinocket and the eastern end of The Golden Road. The West Branch of the Penobscot River flows through its eastern region and includes … Continue reading

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T22 MD Township

sign: Entering TWP 22 on Route 9

A small community in Hancock County, the township’s only improved road, in its northeastern corner, is a portion of Route 9, (“The Airline“). Rocky Pond lies at the center of the township, with a network of unimproved logging roads surrounding it. … Continue reading

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T3 Indian Purchase Township

Bridge over Waterway linking Elbow Lake with Quackish Lake (2014)

The Township wraps around the southern, eastern and northern portions of Millinocket. T4 Indian Purchase Township is adjacent west of T3. The Golden Road and Route 11 from Millinocket are the two improved roads in the township. T3 encompasses all … Continue reading

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T3 R10 WELS

Abol Bridge on the Golden Road

APPALACHIAN TRAIL – ABOL BRIDGE TO DAICEY POND Abol Bridge is located on the Golden Road over the West Branch of the Penobscot River in township T2 R10 WELS. A private campground and general store sits just outside the boundaries of … Continue reading

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T3 R11 WELS

Sign to the Big Eddy Campground

This township is located east of the southern portion of Baxter State Park.  Both the Golden Road and the West Branch of the Penobscot River span its width.  Ripogenus Lake, Dam, and Gorge are major geographic features. [See related Chesuncook] … Continue reading

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T3 R12 WELS

Sign: Allagash Gateway Campsite

Commanding the southern portion of Chesuncook Lake and much of Caribou Lake and Ripogenus, the township is accessed by the Golden Road from Greenville or Millinocket. Allagash Gateway Campground offers tenting, a store, LG gas supply, swimming, fishing, and boating. … Continue reading

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T3 R4 BKP WKR

Location Map for T3 R4 BKP WKR

This township hosts the Long Falls Dam on the Dead River. That dam maintains the level of Flagstaff Lake, but required the removal of the village of Flagstaff, which was flooded as a result of its construction.. There was a … Continue reading

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T3 R7 WELS

Directional Signs: Lunksoos, Katahdin Loop (2014)

East of Baxter Park, it is home to Katahdin Woods & Water Recreation Area, Sandbank Campsite, Wassataquoik Public Reserved Land, and Whetstone Falls. West of Stacyville, access is by Swift Brook Road and a network of dirt roads. Continue reading

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T3 R8 WELS

Moose Pond (2014)

Most of this township  is part of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.  The exception is a portion in its northwest corner around Katahdin Lake, now part of Baxter State Park. The National Monument here is accessible east of … Continue reading

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T4 Indian Purchase Township

Railroad Crossing on Route 11 (2014)

This township surrounds North Twin and South Twin lake, which are split by the North Twin Ridge peninsular.  Most of Middle Jo-Mary Lake occupies its northwest corner. T4 Indian Purchase Township is just west of T3 Indian Purchase Township on … Continue reading

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T4 R9 NWP

sign: "Piscataquis County Line, Entering T4 R9" (NWP) on Route 11 (2014)

Community This township is in north central Maine in Piscataquis County. It is dominated by Seboeis Lake and the Seboeis Maine Public Reserved Land, which surrounds most of the Lake. Two small settlements, Schoodic and Packards, are in the west … Continue reading

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T6 ND BPP

Fourth Lake Road in T6 ND BPP (2013)

This township is just west of Grand Lake Stream Plantation.  Its Fourth Lake Road leads to the interior, to nearby lakes, and eventually to a campsite and boat launch at Fourth Machias Lake in Sakom Township.

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T6 R7 WELS

Bridge over the Sebois River inT6 R7 WELS at a parking and picnic area on the Grand Lake Road

This township is home to the Seboeis River canoe trip put-in on the Grand Lake Road. The 24-mile trip begins at a parking/picnic area near the bridge at N46° 8′ 37.07″ W68° 38′ 0.19″. The trip is most successful in … Continue reading

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T6 R8 WELS

East Branch of the Penobscot Upstream from the Bridge, with Horse Mountain in the Background

is an unorganized township in Penobscot County just east of the north entrance to Baxter State Park. It is the gateway to that portion of the Park by way of the Grand Lake Road from Shin Pond along its southern … Continue reading

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T7 R9 NWP

Historic Topographic Map of T9 R9

This township is immediately south of the Bowdoin College Grant East, host to the next northerly section of the AT. The Trail (red dots on the maps) runs from East Chairback Pond, over Chairback Mountain, past West Chairback Pond to … Continue reading

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T8 R9 WELS

Mount Katahdin with Snow Cap from T8 R9 WELS on the Pinkham Road (2015)

This township is bisected, northeast to southwest, by Pinkham Road beginning in T9 R9 WELS and exiting to T8 R10 WELS in the southwest. This well maintained dirt road is one of the “highways” of the north woods, designed primarily … Continue reading

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