The Medway Trail (Katahdin Trail)

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chickadee-signThis route is often referred to as the Katahdin Trail. It begins at the point where Route 11/157 crosses the interstate (I-95) at exit 244 (Medway/Millinocket) in Medway and extends northwesterly through Medway, East Millinocket, and Millinocket. The trail then leaves Route 11/157 at its intersection with the Baxter State Park Road in downtown Millinocket. It continues along the Baxter State Park Road northwesterly through the unorganized territories of Indian Purchase, T1 R8, T1 R9, and T2 R9 before reacg the southern entrance of Baxter State Park.

Special Notes of Interest:

Biking: The Medway Trail between Interstate 95 and the Baxter State Park Road in Millinocket, although a high traffic volume road, is suitable for bicycling as the roadway is asphalt and has wide eight foot shoulders. Shoulders are much less abundant once the Trail becomes the Baxter State Park Road; however, there is also less vehicular traffic. Travelers should be advised that the road is closed above Spencer Cove to all vehicles except snowmobiles. The remainder of the trail south of Spencer Cove is maintained throughout the year. Please use caution when biking on roadways!!

Important Links:

Directions: From Interstate 95, take exit 244 Medway/Millinocket. Head onto Route 11/157 West into Medway. At mile marker 10.08, you will leave Route 11/157 and turn left onto the Baxter State Park Road. The full trail is 20.05 miles and will end at the southern entrance of Baxter State Park.

Emergency Services:

Millinocket and unorganized territories of Indian Purchase 3, Indian Purchase 4, T1 R8, T1 R9:

  • Ambulance: Millinocket Fire Department – 222 Aroostook Avenue, (207) 723-026
  • Emergency Medical Services: Millinocket Hospital – 200 Somerset Street, (207) 723-5161, www.millinockethospital.com
  • Police: Millinocket Police Department – 197 Penobscot Avenue, (207) 723-9731
  • Fire: Millinocket Fire and Ambulance, 222 Aroostook Avenue, (207) 723-7026

East Millinocket, Medway, unorganized territories of TA R7 and Grindstone Trail:

  • Ambulance: East Millinocket Public Safety – 125 Main Street, (207) 746-3556
  • Emergency Medical Services: Millinocket Hospital – 200 Somerset Street, (207) 723-5161, www.millinockethospital.com
  • Police: East Millinocket Public Safety – 125 Main Street, (207) 746-3556
  • Fire: East Millinocket Public Safety – 125 Main Street, (207) 746-3556

Medway:

  • Ambulance: East Millinocket Public Safety – 125 Main Street, (207) 746-3556
  • Emergency Medical Services: Millinocket Hospital – 200 Somerset Street, (207) 723-5161, www.millinockethospital.com
  • Police: East Millinocket Public Safety – 125 Main Street, (207) 746-3556
  • Fire: Medway Fire Department – HCR Box 320, (207) 736-5184