Since 1872…..a truly authentic wilderness camp on sparkling , spring-fed, “Nahmakanta”, often called Maine’s most beautiful lake! Private, recently-restored lakefront guest cabins, superb home-cooked meals and historic 19th century dining lodge in Maine’s fabled “North Woods
“ We are a wonderful choice for family wilderness vacations ! Hiking, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, fishing, moose and bird watching, evening campfires…or just relaxing…all in a spectacular wilderness setting!
Except for our Maine wilderness cabins, the Nahmakanta shoreline is entirely wild, with enormous granite boulders and incredible natural sand beaches. Surrounding us is a vast wilderness preserve of mountains, forests and crystal clear lakes that is absolutely unique in the Eastern U.S.
Our entire area is a living museum of natural history, where nature lovers will find an amazing variety of wildlife, including a large moose population and over 100 species of birds (loons nest right near camp !)
Come explore Nahmakanta’s ten miles of wild shoreline by canoe or kayak. Hike our many well- maintained trails (including the famous “Appalachian Trail”) that lead to scenic overlooks, spectacular gorges, towering pine forests !
“…our family had an amazing time at Nahmakanta. In this day and age, its very difficult to get away from work, school, email, television. But our family was able to leave all those things behind and enjoy the natural beauty of this area. Most important, we spent time together as a family that we will never forget…” –Roy Phifer, Boston, MASS
For fisherman, there’s incredible fishing for lake trout, salmon and brook trout up to five pounds! We keep rowboats and canoes stashed on 20 different brook trout waters for our guests exclusive use. There’s also many brooks and streams in our area with native brookies that are seldom fished.
” True Maine Wilderness “
“We are often asked to describe the difference between Nahmakanta and other lodges nearer to town that advertise themselves as “wilderness” or “adventure” camps offering a “wilderness experience.” Many of them are alongside heavily traveled roads or on lakes crowded with summer cottages, powerboats and jet skis. Nahmakanta is a truly authentic wilderness camp in a completely natural setting that is absolutely unique in the Eastern U.S.