Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument
Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument(kətä`dĭn), 87,500 acres (35,400 hectares), N central Maine, est. 2016. Located E of Baxter State Park (the site of Mt. KatahdinKatahdin
, mountain, 5,267 ft (1,605 m) high, between branches of the Penobscot River in N central Maine; highest point in Maine. The peak and the beautifully wooded, lake-dotted territory surrounding it constitute Baxter State Park, the gift of Gov. Percival P. Baxter in 1931.
..... Click the link for more information. ) along the East Branch of the Penobscot River, it encompasses mountains and wilderness in Maine's North Woods. The area is home to black bear, moose, white-tailed deer, snowshoe hare, brook trout, and lynx, as well as ruffed grouse, bald eagle, and many other bird species. The land was donated by Elliotsville Plantation, a foundation established by Roxanne Quimby.