Heading North in Maine

August 2 – 3, 2020

Since we could not go out west this summer, we accomplished another travel goal closer to home, spending some time in Aroostook County. We started up I-95 and visited at my alma mater, the University of Maine.

We had lunch on the bank of the Stillwater River in Orono.
Achoo! (not C-19)

We took a quick spin through Millinocket to have my National Parks Passport stamped for our trip last fall to the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. There are rusting abandoned railroad cars taking up the tracks between Millinocket and East Millinocket, emblematic of the local area state of affairs after the mills closed down.

Our campsite at Katahdin Shadows Campground in Medway.

The next morning we headed north on Route 11 and soon began to realize how big and diverse the State of Maine really is.

Beautiful farmland.
And streams.
But it was getting stormy.

We reached Eagle Lake, the home of esteemed legislator John Martin, former Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives and longest serving member of the Maine legislature.

Eagle Lake

We finally reached Fort Kent, with its French-Canadian influenced architecture.

There are reminders that this is a border town and that is Canada right across the sometimes very shallow St. John River.
Judy worked on photographing the views of Long Lake for which Lakeview is named.

The first evening we made reservations to eat at the Lakeview Restaurant – no one told us it was “all you can eat wings night”. Too many people for our comfort.

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