Greetings from Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument

We have made a commitment to take our granddaughters to all 417 of the the National Park Units (as of the Jan 2017 list) during their middle school years. We are into year 2 and we are over 200! This week we traveled to Maine to explore one of the newest parks…It is beautiful and there is so much potential! Most of all … the view of Katahdin and the 100 mile wilderness deserves to be protected!


Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument

This monument preserves more than 87,500 acres along the East Branch of the Penobscot River in Maine, a traditional transportation corridor of the native Wabanaki people of the region, as well as a critical part of the area’s logging history, once used to float logs downstream to cities and towns. Vast forests surround the river with a diverse mix of tree species, including maple, oak, ash, beech, birch, aspen, spruce, fir and hemlock. The topography of the monument includes deep river valleys, dramatic flood plains and curious geologic features, including lava flows and “rock conglomerates” — formations made up of different types of Appalachian rock fragments dating back millions of years.

State(s): Maine

Established: 2016

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