Where in Maine?


Can you identify this North Woods hideaway?

Photographed by Dan Tobyne

The clever road sign at the entrance to this North Woods village states that the population is “not many” (humans, that is — if one were to take a moose census, the final count might be more like “a whole lot”). But what this outpost lacks in numbers is more than made up for by opportunities for outdoor exploration. Nearby, a mountain named after a number rises nearly 3,000 feet with a steep 1.5-mile trail to the top. A river and pond that share the same name brim with brook trout and landlocked salmon. Wildlife abounds: The proprietors of the trading post pictured here report that daily sightings are all but guaranteed — they’ve even got some antlered regulars that stop to rest and feed on the property. And this time of year, the best (and most practical) recreation is the kind you get on a snowmobile or ATV. There’s another road sign marking a different entrance to the village too. The top line reads “Keep Maine Green.” The unspoiled beauty you’ll find here is a compelling reason to do so.

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