Appalachian Trail Lodge
Stay for sure!
Post Katahdin this is the place to stay!
After our summit of Katahdin we headed into Millinocket (the closest town) to arrange our flights back to Texas. The Appalachian Trail Lodge is the place to stay and as a hiker service provider had it all! Not only does “Ole Man” own the hostel but also the Trail Cafe in the town which is where hikers can write their names on the ceiling tiles post Katahdin. The tiles go back years and a permanent record of those that stopped at the cafe.
The hostel itself is a large building on the main street, with well stocked outfitter store, showers, several rooms, internet, wireless, and laundry facilities. They hostel has an extensive shuttle system for both NOBO’s and SOBO’s including to Bangor airport. There are also opportunities to arrange resupply within 100 Mile Wilderness if needed.
We were fortunate to have been joined by a friend to summit Katahdin so logistics were easier for us as he drove us to Millinocket and Bangor. We stayed at the lodge for three nights as we wanted to celebrate post-summit with some trail family and also couldn’t get a flight right away. Next to the hostel was a couple of great pubs and one served a lobster dinner!