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Allagash Wilderness Waterway: Planning a Trip to North Maine Woods, Video 2 of 9


THE NORTH MAINE WOODS IS KNOWN AS
THE WOOD BASKET THAT SUPPORTS THE NATURAL RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY OF NORTHERN MAINE WHEN PLANNING AHEAD FOR A TRIP TO THE NORTH MAINE WOODS KEEP IN MIND THE NORTH MAINE WOODS IS A PRIVATE NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION OF LANDOWNERS & NATURAL RESOURCE AGENCIES THAT HAVE COMBINED FORCES TO MANAGE
PUBLIC ACCESS & RECREATION ON OVER 3.5 MILLION ACRES OF PRIVATELY OWNED COMMERCIAL FOREST LAND COMMERCIAL FOREST LANDOWNERS WOOD HARVESTING CONTRACTORS & RECREATIONAL INTERESTS PEACEFULLY COEXIST IN THIS REMOTE AREA
LOCATED IN NORTH WESTERN MAINE ROADS ARE MAINTAINED BY THE LANDOWNERS PRIMARILY TO BRING FOREST
PRODUCTS TO MARKET BEFORE ENTERING THIS REMOTE AREA MAKE SURE YOUR VEHICLE IS IN
GOOD MECHANICAL CONDITION THE ROAD NETWORK IS
ESPECIALLY TOUGH ON TIRES AVOID A TIRE EMERGENCY & MAKE CERTAIN YOUR VEHICLE IS EQUIPPED WITH FOUR GOOD TIRES & A SPARE IF YOU WISH TO AVOID THE
LOGGING ROADS OF THE WATERWAY CONSIDER DRIVING TO THE TOWN OF ALLAGASH ON PAVED PUBLIC ROADS OTHER OPTIONS INCLUDE HAVING AN OUTFITTER DRIVE YOU INTO THE NORTH MAINE WOODS FROM ONE OF THE GATEWAY TOWNS OR HAVING A FLOAT PLANE DROP YOU OFF AT YOUR STARTING POINT THE ROAD NETWORK GETTING HERE IS SOMEWHAT INTIMIDATING THE MAINE DELORME ATLAS
IS INVALUABLE UP HERE TO NAVIGATE THE ROADS WITH BUT YOU HAVE TO GET RIGGED UP
WITH THE RIGHT VEHICLE YOU HAVE TO HAVE GOOD CLEARANCE YOU HAVE TO HAVE GOOD TIRES GOTTA HAVE A SPARE BE PREPARED FOR A FLAT TIRE IF YOU DON’T WANT
TO DO ANY OF THAT STUFF WHAT I WOULD RECOMMEND IS YOU
DRIVE TO ALLAGASH VILLAGE OR SAINT FRANCIS ENGAGE AN OUTFITTER IN OTHER WORDS, YOU LEAVE YOUR
VEHICLE AT THEIR PLACE OF BUSINESS HIRE THEM TO BRING YOU INTO CHURCHILL DAM & DROP YOU OFF
YOUR VEHICLE WOULD NEVER GO ON THE GRAVEL ROAD I MEAN IF YOU HAVE A
BOVILLE CAR WITH 4 INCHES OF CLEARANCE
YOU MIGHT WANT TO REALLY THINK TWICE ABOUT
BRINGING IT UP IN HERE REMEMBER THE ROAD TOURING GPS DEVICE WILL BE OF LITTLE VALUE
WHEN NAVIGATING THE ROADS WITHIN THE NORTH MAINE WOODS REGARDLESS OF WHERE YOUR PARTY CHOOSES TO ENTER THE NORTH MAINE WOODS YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO REGISTER AND PAY A FEE OF ONE OF SEVERAL CHECKPOINTS THE TELOS CHECK POINT IS ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR STARTING POINTS FOR VISITORS TO THE WATERWAY CURRENT CAMPING & DAY USE RATES ARE AVAILABLE AT WWW.NORTHMAINEWOODS.ORG THE LAST CHANCE YOU’LL HAVE
TO FILL YOUR GAS TANK & PURCHASE CAMPING SUPPLIES WILL BE IN THE GATEWAY TOWNS OF GREENVILLE OR MILLENOCKET WHEN ENTERING THE NORTH MAINE WOODS FROM THE SOUTH ASHLAND WHEN ENTERING FROM THE EAST & FORT KENT FROM THE NORTH THE NORTH MAINE WOODS WEBSITE & STAFF CAN HELP GUIDE YOU AS YOU PREPARE FOR A MOST UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE IN THE NORTH WOODS OF MAINE ONE OF AMERICA’S MOST UNIQUELY BEAUTIFUL AND WILD AREAS FOR GENERAL TRIP ADVICE & INFORMATION ON ROAD CONDITIONS IN THE NORTH MAINE WOODS CONTACT THE NORTH MAINE WOODS BY PHONE AT 207-435-6213

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