Katahdin Woods and Waters
Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument is 87,563 acres of mountains, rivers and forest. It is composed of land donated by Roxanne Quimby, cofounder of Burt's Bees, but the beauty of the monument was born long ago out of molten lava and ice from glacial activity, creating a spectacular landscape. From old trails cut deep into the wilderness to sporting camps, logging and a devastating wildfire in 1903, the area has seen and survived many changes. It was declared a National Monument by President Barack Obama on August 24, 2016, and is now overseen by the National Park Service. Join local author and guide Eric Hendrickson as he reveals how an industrial forest has been returned to a pristine wilderness for future generations to enjoy.
By Eric Hendrickson