Medway, a key entry point to Baxter State Park and Mt. Katahdin is roughly 60 miles north of Bangor. Incorporated in 1875, Medway is well known for its’ proximity to Baxter State Park. Medway can be found just off I-95 at the forks of East and West Branch of the Penobscot Rivers. According to the 2010 census, estimated population of Medway is 1,349.
The area is rich with history and beauty providing tourists with year-round opportunities including dining and lodging, hiking, camping, canoeing, fishing, whitewater rafting, snowshoeing, skiing and snowmobiling. In August, Medway hosts its annual Wooden Canoe Festival, a three-day event honoring the history and tradition of canoe making, which has formed the region’s heritage.
For more information about local and regional events, contact the Medway Town Office at (207) 746-9531 or the Katahdin Chamber of Commerce at (207) 723-4443 or through online links provided below.
The Baxter State Park Authority website provides information on camping and reservations, rules and regulations, hiking and climbing trails, weather conditions and Map of Baxter State Park. Should you like to learn about the natural setting and scientific forest management areas, you will find this information here as well.