Scenery and Activities
Moxie Falls, The Sights of Autumn, Maine Moose, Whitewater Rafting
Skiing, Hiking, Boating and Canoeing
Moxie Falls located in Moxie Gore (picture left) is a 30 minute drive from your cabin with a one mile hike once you reach the parking area. The falls have a main vertical drop of about 100 feet. This is one of the highest waterfalls in Maine.
Houston Brook Falls in Pleasant Ridge (not shown) is only a ten minute drive from your cabin with a short hike to the falls. The falls consist of an upper set of falls with 5 short drops over folded rocks and a lower fall of about 30 feet into Wyman Lake.
Autumn in the Upper Kennebec Valley is a time of beauty with colors seeming to explode from the mountains. Many one day scenic drives can be taken; starting right from your cabin in Bingham.
Picture taken from US Route 201 overlooking Wyman Lake.
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Moose can be seen at any time during your stay in Bingham. This area has some of the highest moose populations in the state of Maine.
During your stay just ask and we can direct you to some of the best areas to view the Maine moose.
Left: Cow and calf moose feed on edge of logging haul road
Whitewater Rafting in the Upper Kennebec Valley means lots of Class II - IV whitewater on two premier rivers; the Kennebec and Dead Rivers.
Right: Unidentified raft entering Magic Falls on the Kennebec.
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The Bingham area offers skiing at Baker Mountain during snow season. Night skiing is available after a day of snowmobiling.
Sugarloaf and Squaw Mountain ski resorts are within an hour and half drive from your cabin at Gateway Recreation and Lodging for the hardcore skiers in your group.
Left: Baker Mountain ski area. 5 minutes from your cabin
The Appalachian Trail crosses US Route 201 in Caratunk, only a 20 minute drive from your cabin. The trail may be accessed in Caratunk or numerous other places from your car. One excellent day hike is the climb up Pleasant Pond Mountain.
At Gateway Recreation and Lodging we can provide you with the information needed to access the many hiking opportunities available in our area.
Click on the Maine AT Club symbol (right) to learn about the volunteers that keep the AT going.
Wyman Lake provides a great boating experience for people (with your own boat) who like to be on the water. Two boat launches within 10 minutes from your cabin provides for easy access to this 14 mile long lake. The lake has numerous islands where you can stop and have lunch during a day of water skiing or exploring.
Canoeing the Kennebec River can be accessed right from your cabin. Ask about our canoe rentals and courtesy pick-ups.
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