Katahdin Region: 5 things to know before you go
Tucked away in northern Penobscot County is 87,000 acres of land set aside for conservation.
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1. Cell service in the national monument is nonexistent or spotty — prepare to interact with people.
2. Logging roads in the area are very rough, especially after grading — locals suggest 10-ply tires.
3. Signage in the national monument and guiding visitors to the national monument is minimal — bring maps.
4. Black flies, horse flies and deer flies all live in the monument — pack bug spray.
5. Some roads in the monument close seasonally — check with the park office before exploring.