Allagash

Moose!

Welcome to Allagash!

First established in 1886 by a family who canoed up from Western Maine and incorporated as a town in 1966, Allagash is a frontier town surrounded by the North Maine Woods. Although small in terms of population, Allagash, also known as “Moosetown,” is actually the largest town in Maine by land area.

Notable residents include the successful author Cathie Pelletier (also known as K. C. McKinnon), a small herd of bison fenced in alongside Route 161, and a number of legendary Master Maine Guides operating local sporting camps.

Activities

  • Louie’s Antique Chain Saws 62 Allagash Rd, Allagash, ME 04774 | (207) 398-4115

    • Museum curated by a local woodsman with a large collection of chainsaws from the past century. “The museum doesn’t have set hours, but Pelletier is almost always around to greet visitors during the day.”
  • Moosetowner Day Allagash, ME 04774
    • A day of celebration and fun activities during which visitors can become “Honorary Moosetowners.” Ask local businesses for more information.

Dining

  • The Jake “Break” Snack Bar 209 Allagash Rd, Allagash, ME 04774 | (207) 398-9087
    • Excellent roadside snack bar featuring a variety of comfort food and fast food items, including burgers, baked potatoes, coffee, chili dogs, and much more!
  • Two Rivers Lunch 75 Dickey Rd, Allagash, ME 04774 | (207) 398-3393
    • A local institution serving classic American fare!

Lodging

  • Allagash Guide Service 928 Allagash Rd, Allagash, ME 04774 | (207) 398-3418

    • Locally owned & operated outfitter offering cabin & lodge accommodations as well as guided canoe and hunting trips.
  • Black River Guide Service 750 Allagash Rd, Allagash, ME 04774 | (207) 398-4103
    • Local guide service offering guided hunts, fishing trips, canoe trips, snowmobiling trips, and a cozy year-round camp.
  • Great Northern Outfitters 310 Dickey Rd, Allagash, ME 04774 | (207) 398-3330
    • Outfitter of hunting and canoe trips with accommodation options.
  • AirBnB rentals in Allagash
  • Motel and B&B lodging options in nearby Fort Kent

Shops & Services

  • Allagash Books 29 Elm St, Apt 102, Allagash, ME 04743 | (207) 398-3159
    • Local librarian and author Faye O’Leary Hafford providing folklore storybooks about Northern Maine.
  • Allagash Wood Products 133 Allagash Rd, Allagash, ME 04774 | (207) 398-4115
    • Producers of locally-made cedar picnic tables and other outdoor furniture.

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