Millinocket is getting ready for the 2015 Winterfest celebration the weekend of February 13-15.
The weekend kicks off Friday with a snowmobile parade through downtown to Veteran’s Memorial Park. The parade features antique and unique snow machines. All snowmobiles are welcome to participate in the parade which starts at the high school. There will also be a bonfire before and after parade at the park.
On Saturday, there is an antique/vintage snowmobile show at the Northern Timber Cruisers Clubhouse from 10-3pm. While there checking out the snowmobiles grab a quick bite to eat for breakfast or lunch.
Sunday is Family Fishing day at Jerry pond from 9-3pm, come and enjoy free hot dogs and drinks. There will be ice holes ready for your family to enjoy.
Enjoy these weekend highlights, but most of all take advantage of the areas 350 miles of groomed and scenic trails on your snowmobile, snow shoes or cross country skies.
The Lake Road House still has availability for this weekend and other select dates throughout the winter season.
We hope to see you soon.
Maybe you have read a recent New York Times article that talks about this town they call Millinocket and about the boom that the logging and paper industries that built this town once were. Maybe you have heard that this is now a ghost town and the Mill has left the “inocket” behind, or simply that the magic is gone.
I challenge these ideas.
Although the town is contracting and the population is aging, and the Mill is gone, for me at least, the magic is still here.
Some of us here think of this town as the Yellowstone of the east. We are nestled at the base of Mt. Katahdin and are home to some of the most well-preserved natural resources in the East. Whether you want to unplug (there is no cell service just a few miles up the road from our place) or you want to take the snowmobiling ride of your life, this place has something to offer everyone.
In my upcoming posts I hope to explore with you some of the treasures of this area and some of the lesser known attractions. I will also tell you about my favorite places to eat and for those of you not from here I may even get into how to have a good ol’ Maine Lobstah feed.
For now I hope that you will consider Millinocket and the Katahdin Region for your vacation and I look forward to seeing you at The Lake Road House.