Piscataquis County Waits for You
For those of you who love the wide-open, breathtaking landscapes of the great outdoors, who prefer nature over crowds, trails over sidewalks, or the feeling of cutting through the snow on a snowmobile over sitting in traffic. For those who are looking to relax and reconnect with nature and your family — Piscataquis County, Maine is waiting for you.
Set in the heart of Maine, Piscataquis is easily accessed by vehicle with just a few quick turns off the interstate. Many of our visitors reach us through a convenient direct flight into the newly renovated Bangor International Airport, located 40 minutes from Dover- Foxcroft, the county-seat and the home of the Maine Whoopie Pie Festival.
Piscataquis County is a year-round destination. Summer and winter each impart their own adventures. We have beautiful rivers, ponds, and majestic lakes that attract fishermen, paddlers, and swimmers throughout the summer, then freeze over for ice-fishing, snowmobiling and skiing when the temperatures drop.
Piscataquis County is a dream destination for wildlife enthusiasts and hunters who are likely to spot moose, deer, grouse, wild turkey, and smaller game. You might even see a Maine black bear! Our ATV trails are buzzing with activity for most of the year, and our world-class snowmobile trails offer excitement to all who travel them. Hikers come from all over the world to experience this region of Maine, as the Appalachian Trail and the famous 100 Mile Wilderness runs right through the heart of our county. There are nearly 200 waterfalls and swimming holes just waiting for you to explore and enjoy!
Moosehead Lake in Greenville is the largest uninterrupted lake in the eastern U.S. This gorgeous body of water is home to the historic Katahdin steamship and the focus of Maine’s newest hiking challenge, the Moosehead Pinnacle Pursuit™, offering panoramic views from each corner of the lake by climbing 6 distinct mountains. It’s a fun and unforgettable experience for hikers of all ages.
There are two beautiful state parks for you to explore; Peaks Kenny State Park and Lily Bay State Park, which are both situated on the shores of peaceful lakes. Their pristine campgrounds are a huge draw to people who want to relax, unwind, and unplug from the stress of their daily lives.
County-wide community-events, festivals, fairs, and fly-ins keep us all connected and provide opportunities to celebrate all that makes us a unique destination.
Request a FREE visitor’s guide by visiting TheMaineHighlands.com or by calling 1-800-91-MOOSE.