The Wild Northeast

When most people think of the northeast corner of North America, they think of the huge urban area stretching from Washington DC to Boston. They think there’s no wild country left, and that the west is the place to be. The map they think of looks like this:

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But look a bit further north and you end up in northern Maine, home to the largest uninhabited forested area in the US outside of Alaska. Cross the border to the east and you’re in New Brunswick, similar landscape, similar low population, lots of bush. Cross the northern border and you’re in Quebec, which is larger than Alaska with most of the population along the St. Lawrence river and huge expanses of bush in the interior. This map looks like this:

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Thousands of square miles of rivers, lakes and wild country, most of it traversable by canoe and snowshoe. That’s why we’re based in Maine.

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