Winter is a time to think about changes at Maine Outdoors and there will be a few new things coming this year. The first is an exciting partnership with Downeast Magazine and Libby Camps that will breathe life into a trip I have long thought many would enjoy. The working title the North Woods Adventure.
The trip begins and ends at the Bangor International Airport. Your guides will meet you there and travel with you to your new home for the next few days: Libby Camps, a beautiful family-owned sporting camp on the shores of Millinocket Lake deep in the North Maine Woods. Lodging is in cabins along the lake, which combine the rustic beauty of log walls hewn from local trees with the comfort of modern amenities: gas-powered lights, flush toilets and hot showers. Three delicious home-cooked meals will be served to you every day in the lodge. You can spend your nights sitting by the large stone fireplace exchanging stories, taking part in regular cribbage matches, or hanging out on the beach next to a bonfire under the stars.
For the next three days, you’ll get to enjoy the best that northern Maine has to offer. Libby Camps is an excellent jumping-off point for accessing some of the best fishing in the state; nearby lakes and streams are known for being home to trophy-sized brook trout and native landlocked salmon. All experience levels are welcome – whether you want beginning fly fishing lessons, or you’re an expert fisherman looking for local knowledge of the area, your personal guide will design your trip to best fit your group’s preferences.
In between fishing sessions, you’ll have the opportunity to go on many other types of adventures including scenic floatplane rides, an experienced pilot will take you up in a seaplane for the unique perspective on the landscape of northern Maine’s forests, streams and lakes. You can also explore the area. A favorite trip is to a local historical site: a pair of steam engines that were once an essential part of the local timber industry, but were abandoned after the railroad was shut down in the 1930s. Nearby Millinocket Stream is the perfect place for an afternoon canoe trip, and numerous ponds and bogs are great destinations for moose watching.
Wherever you’d like to explore, an expert guide will be available to accompany you to make your adventures safe and enjoyable, and to share knowledge of the natural environment and local history.
On the last day of the trip, after a hearty breakfast, you’ll load into the shuttle for another drive through the forest back to Bangor.
Trip rates include all expenses, including travel to and from Bangor airport, lodging, meals, airplane ride, hiring a guide, and all fishing licenses and fees. Prices and reservation information will be coming later on this spring.