This section is characterized by dramatic features and a rich history. Moosehead Lake is the largest lake in Maine, boasting the striking Mt. Kineo. Thoreau traveled this section of the NFCT, writing of his trip in the posthumously published “The Maine Woods”. The historic Katahdin steamship was used for logging until the 1970’s and today provides summer cruises. The Northeast Carry was used for centuries by Abenaki and early white settlers to access the West Branch Penobscot River. In the historic Chesuncook Village on Chesuncook Lake – accessible only by boat or float plane – paddlers will find amenities to ease their trip through the wilderness.
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