Mount Katahdin, Maine

Mount Katahdin, Maine

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Maine Old Canada Road Itinerary for a 2 day RV Holiday

Photo by Sarah and Jason (Flickr Creative Commons)Moxie Falls, Maine Photo by Sarah and Jason (Flickr Creative Commons)

Day 1

Start: Caratunk

Caratunk is a town along the Old Canada Road Scenic Byway in western Maine. Begin the tour here, and head for the Appalachian Trail.

Stop 1: Appalachian Trail

Directions from previous place:     Your trip along the Appalachian Trail begins in Caratunk.
Suggested Time at This Site:          6 hours

Your journey begins on a portion of the Appalachian Trail. Although this trail extends across most of the state, you can (and should) experience at least a few miles of this famous hike. Be sure to pack a picnic lunch and plenty of water as your explore this lush area of Maine.

End: Caratunk

After hiking or biking back from the Appalachian Trail, head to Caratunk and stay overnight to prepare for the second day of your journey.

Totals for Day 1

Total Distance Traveled:     0 miles / 0.0 km
Total Travel Time:                 0 minutes
Total Stopping Time:            6 hours

Day 2

Stop 1: Moxie Falls

Directions from previous place:     Leaving Caratunk, drive about 10 miles north on the Byway to Moxie Falls. The falls sit about 2 miles east of the Byway.
Distance from Previous Site:          12 miles / 19.2 km
Travel Time from Previous Site:     20 minutes
Suggested Time at This Site:            2 hours

Moxie Falls, with a vertical drop of 30 yards, is considered to be the tallest waterfall in the state. Go on a brisk hike through this area; a network of hiking trails surrounds Moxie Falls. It is a peaceful wooded area lined by the Kennebec River.

Stop 2: Jackman

Directions from previous place:     Leaving Moxie Falls, drive westward back to the Byway. Jackman is about 25 miles northward.
Distance from Previous Site:           27 miles / 43.2 km
Travel Time from Previous Site:     45 minutes
Suggested Time at This Site:            2 hours

Wildlife and beautiful views flourish in the city of Jackman. Opportunities for outdoor recreation are abundant. Have an early dinner here and rent boating supplies to spend a few hours on the Moose River.

End: Moose River

Directions from previous place:     Leaving Jackman, go northwest on US-201 (SR-6) for 2.5 miles. Turn left and arrive at Moose River.
Distance from Previous Site:           2.5 miles / 4.0 km
Travel Time from Previous Site:      3 minutes

The Moose River has some of the most popular river trips in Maine. The watercourse is easily negotiated with a kayak or canoe. Watching the sunset on the river is a perfect end to such a peaceful and scenically fulfilling day.

Totals for Day 2

Total Distance Traveled:     41.5 miles / 66.4 km
Total Travel Time:                   1 hour 8 minutes
Total Stopping Time:              4 hours

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