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Explore Northern Maine

From the quiet peacefulness of its pristine forests to the abundance of outdoor recreational activities, northern Maine offers a unique living experience that attracts those seeking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. This sparsely populated area is home to crystal clear lakes, mountains, and wild rivers, creating an ideal environment for adventure seekers and nature lovers alike. With four distinct seasons offering great skiing in winter and mild summers perfect for hiking and camping, northern Maine provides residents with endless opportunities to explore the stunning beauty of this region.

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View of Lake in Northern Maine

Northern Maine Cities and Towns 

Major cities and towns located in Northern Maine are Lincoln, Houlton, Bangor, Fort Kent, Millinocket, Danforth, Ashland, Island Falls, Patten, Presque Isle, Fort Fairfield, and Caribou. 

Shopping & Dining 

Northern Maine is home to a variety of unique shopping experiences ranging from small artisan boutiques to vibrant farmer’s markets. Art centers, galleries, museums, and antique shops offer visitors the chance to explore the region’s rich history. Visitors can purchase handmade items from local artisans, find rare treasures at flea markets, and shop for locally-crafted beers, wines, and spirits. For those looking for more traditional retail options, there are plenty of malls and large stores as well as big box retailers in the larger residential areas.

Northern Maine offers a wide array of dining experiences ranging from quaint country pubs to creative fine dining. The region is known for its seafood, similar to the rest of the state. However, you can also find everything from farm-to-table establishments offering fresh, locally sourced ingredients to cozy coffee shops serving up baked goods and specialty beverages. You will certainly find plenty of delicious options throughout Northern Maine.

Things To Do 

If you're looking for a true outdoor adventure, Northern Maine is the perfect destination. From hiking and kayaking to fishing and camping, there's something for everyone in this beautiful region. Spend the day exploring miles of trails or take a dip in crystal-clear waters on hot summer days. Be sure to keep an eye out for local wildlife like moose, deer, and bears! For those looking for more relaxed pursuits, there are plenty of other activities, such as museums, libraries, art galleries, and more. Residents can also experience the natural beauty of northern Maine by attending events such as festivals or visiting state parks. Whatever your interests, northern Maine has something for you!

Places of Interest: 

  • Mount Katahdin (the highest mountain in Maine)
  • Baxter State Park 
  • Maine Solar System Model 
  • Fish River Scenic Byway
  • The Golden Road Scenic Byway
  • Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge
  • Patten Lumbermen’s Museum
  • Big Rock Mountain

Learn More About Northern Maine with RE/MAX Collaborative! 

Contact our agents, who are area experts and can help answer any questions you may have about living in Northern Maine! If you are interested in buying in Northern Maine, make sure to explore the multiple properties such as waterfronttimberland, and recreational. There's something for everyone!