Explore Maine by Region - The Maine Highlands
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Explore Maine by Region - The Maine Highlands

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The Maine Highlands, nestled in the center of the state, is home to 200,000-acre Baxter State Park; Moosehead Lake, one of the Northeast's largest lakes, and mile-high Mt. Katahdin, the state's tallest peak. In this region, travelers can explore the natural wonders - or the city streets - by air, bus and bike.

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Air Travel

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Bangor International Airport (BGR)

Two hours north of Portland, Bangor International is a fast-growing regional airport with regular connections to and from major cities in the Northeast, as well as national and regional hubs, Canada, Florida and the Caribbean. The airport offers a variety of convenient choices for travelers making connections.

Website | 207-992-4600 or 1-866-fly-bangor

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Buckhorn Camps Seaplane Base

As the gateway to the North entrance of Baxter State Park and Aroostook County, the area is abundant with pristine lakes, streams, wilderness and wildlife providing an ideal setting for tourism. Hunting, fishing, hiking, golfing, skiing, snowmobiling, photography and bird watching are just a few of the activities to be enjoyed.

207-745-5023

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Dexter Regional Airport (1B0)

Dexter is located along the Moosehead Trail (Route 7) in the southwestern portion of Penobscot County, about 30 miles northwest of Bangor. The Moosehead Trail takes travelers from I-95 in Newport north toward Dover-Foxcroft and the Moosehead Lake Region, but not without offering broad views of the recreational and commercial offerings of Dexter...

207-924-7102

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Greenville Junction Seaplane Base

Greenville Junction Seaplane Base is located in the heart of Maine's Northwoods on Moosehead Lake. You can fly there - whether it is for wilderness fishing; or a family vacation at a remote lodge, nestled among the spruce and fir trees on the shores of a tranquil lake, deep in the heart of the North Maine Woods; or a day trip to Lobster Lake, Rainbow Lake, Indian Pond; or... wherever

207-695-2778

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Greenville Municipal Airport (3B1)

Air Taxi Origin The Town of Greenville is located in Maine's Beautiful Moosehead Lake Region. Historically, wood products and tourism have been the business staples in the region. Today, Greenville has several high-tech small businesses and a strong growing tourism retail and service economy. Because of Greenville's distance from other communities of any substantial size and because of its tradition as a hub, the town offers a wide range of services.

207-695-2421

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Greenville Seaplane Base

Flights can be chartered to about anywhere including remote fishing spots in Canada, Labrador, and Newfoundland.

207-695-2421

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Lincoln Municipal Airport

Lincoln, Maine is a community of over 5,700 persons located in north central Maine Lincoln's assets range from its location on Interstate 95, state routes 6 and 2, to its expanse of forested lands and 14 ponds and lakes.

207-794-3372

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Lucky Landing Marina & Seaplane Base

As the beauty of Maine unfolds below the floats enroute to a remote sporting camp, you'll know you made the right decision to fly in. Highly experienced seaplane pilots will have you at a remote destination in no time so you can enjoy the very best of Maine. Lucky Landing Marina and Seaplane Base offers charter flights to all of Maine's sporting resorts. It is conveniently located ten minutes away from Bangor International Airport. You also can be picked up by air from Portland, Augusta, Rockland or Bar Harbor.

207-945-5087

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Millinocket Municipal Airport

Millinocket is a beautiful town set in the shadow of Mount Katahdin, Maine's largest mountain. It also serves as the main gateway to Baxter State Park. Millinocket is a four-season recreational area that recognizes the need to maintain a sustainable economy based on natural resources while protecting our very valuable environment.

Website | 207-723-7030 | 207-723-4375

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Millinocket Seaplane Base

From the beginning of May until the second week of November, Katahdin Air provides daily transportation to special "out of the way" destinations. These seaplane shuttles are pleasantly convenient, cost effective and personal. In fact, sometimes they're downright mandatory. There are some remote areas in Maine that are only accessible by seaplane or perhaps by foot.

Website | 207-723-8378

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Nugent Chamberlain Lake Seaplane Base (39B)

Nugent Chamberlain Lake Seaplane Base is located in Township 7, Range 12, where Little Leadbetter Stream empties into Chamberlain Lake, 11 miles NE of Chesuncook, Maine.

207-944-5991

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Old Town Airport and Seaplane Base (OLD) - Dewitt Field

Old Town Municipal Airport and Seaplane Base, also known as Dewitt Field, is a public use airport located 2.5 miles northwest of the central business district of Old Town. It is owned by the City of Old Town. The seaplane base is located on the Penobscot River.

207-827-3974 | 207-827-3968

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Shin Pond Seaplane Base (Patten)

Sightseeing trips over Northern Maine, which includes Baxter State Park and the Allagash Wilderness Waterway, are available from the Shin Pond Seaplane Base.

207-528-2626

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Biking

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The Maine Highlands by Bike

In the Maine Highlands, cyclists can experience the rolling hills of Western Penobscot County, scenic lakes, rivers and potato farms in Penquis, or city streets throughout Bangor, Maine's third-largest city.

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Bus Transportation

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Bat Community Connector

The BAT Community Connector is a fixed route public transit system operated by the City of Bangor for the communities of the Greater Bangor Urbanized Area. These include Bangor, Brewer, Veazie, Orono, Old Town, and Hampden. The BAT also provides service to the University of Maine.

Website | 207-992-4670

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BusBank

The BusBank is a nationwide charter bus service that is able to offer a wide variety of options from mini bus service to full size coach buses. The BusBank can handle groups from 15 passengers up to large events of tens of thousands. The BusBank services all regions of Maine.

Website | 1-866-428-7226

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Custom Coach and Limousine

Custom Coach and Limousine's fleet consists of executive sedans, vans, stretch limousines, SUVs, mini coaches, school buses, 29, 49 and 57 passenger Motorcoaches and our all new 20 passenger Limousine-Party Coach.

Website | 1-800-585-3589

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Cyr Bus Lines

Provides daily service between Bangor and Limestone (Penobscot to Aroostook Counties). Connecting service from Boston and Portland via Concord Coach Lines and Greyhound Lines. Cyr Bus Tours offers upscale retail and package tours and charters.

Website | 1-800-244-2335

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GO Maine Commuter Connections

This free commuter assistance program provides services to commuters who live, work, or travel throughout the State of Maine. Emergency Ride Home Guarantee.

Website | 1-800-280-RIDE (7433)

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LYNX, The

Operated by Penquis CAP, a non-profit corporation that provides demand response transportation services in Penobscot and Piscataquis Counties. The LYNX provides transportation for the general public, special services for the elderly, MaineCare recipients, social service clients by agency contract, and ADA complementary paratransit for Bangor’s BAT Community Connector.

Website | 207-973-3695 | 1-866-853-5969

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Maine Charter Bus Rental Services - US Coachway Inc.

US Coachway Inc. offers charter bus service nationally and throughout Maine.

Website | 1-800-359-5991

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Northeast Charter & Tour

Northeast Charter & Tour Co., Inc. offers extensive passenger transportation services, ranging from passenger vans for airport shuttle service, minibus, to a full 56-passenger charter bus.

Website | 1-888-593-6328

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VIP Charter Coach

Established in 1985, V.I.P. specializes in motorcoach tours and charters of all kinds serving the United States and Canada. VIP also services USM Portland-Gorham.

Website | 207-772-4457

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West Transportation

West's Transportation provides fixed-route and demand response public transportation service to communities within Washington county and eastern portions of Hancock County. Intercity service is provided between Calais and Bangor (named Coastal Connection) with stops in Washington and Hancock Counties along the way.

Website | 1-800-596-2823

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Car & Driving

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Explore Maine by Car

Sometimes, the only way to get to your destination is by car. In fact, some of the most beautiful and remote areas of the state can only be reached by driving. Make the most of the ride by traveling along one of many scenic byways that wind through the state. And if you need directions or lodging along the way, checkout our information on Maine's Visitor Information Centers.

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The Maine Highlands Scenic Byways

The Maine Highlands region is home to 200,000-acre Baxter State Park; Moosehead Lake, one of the Northeast’s largest; and mile-high Mt. Katahdin, the state’s tallest peak.

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