2015 Trails End Activities

Activities and times are still being finalized.  The site will be updated to reflect the 2015 schedule





Fri 8:00 AM  -  North Light Gallery "Paint-Out"
"Paint Out" Artists are welcome to register for free on Friday morning, Sept. 18 at 8:00 am at North Light Gallery. Paint all day then display your works on easels in the gallery all day on Saturday, Sept. 19. There will be a reception with refreshments from 10:00 to 6:00 on Saturday then stay and paint all day on Sunday, Sept. 20th.

Fri 3:30 PM  -  Walk with a Local Naturalist
Meet at Crandall Park and walk along the Michaud Trail with a local naturalist and explore the natural resources we have in downtown Millinocket. Learn the difference between native and invasive species of plants as well as the bird and insects that pollinate them.

Fri 5:30 PM  -  3rd Annual TEF Chili Cook Off
You be the judge!!! Taste all the chili and cast your vote for your favorite. The winner will receive a trophy to display in their business or organization for the year, along with bragging rights for the best chili in the area. Proceeds benefit the Trails End Festival. $5 per person


Sat 10:00 AM  -  Canoe Millinocket Stream
Join Greg Friel, Registered Maine Guide, for a paddle on Millinocket Stream. We will meet at Crandall Park and car pool to the starting location. We have a limited number canoes so sign up early. You can join us with your own canoe or kayak. All children must be accompanied by a parent and young children must have their own pfd. Sign up early by calling the KACC 723-4443 or at the Trails End Festival booth on Saturday.

Sat 1:00 PM  -  Learn how to paddle!
Learn how to paddle! Join Greg Friel, Registered Maine Guide, for lessons and demonstrations of kayak and canoe techniques. Canoeing and kayaking are great ways to experience the Katahdin area water trails! All equipment will be provided.

Sat 1:00 PM  -  Homemade Pie & Cake Auction
Each year local citizens and volunteers bake their best pies and donate them to the festival pie auction and local auctioneer, Kermit Cote, auctions them off. Join in the fun and soothe your sweet tooth with a homemade pie. Proceeds to benefit the Trails End Festival. Submitting a pie or cake for the auction? Drop it off at Appalachian Trail Lodge by 10:00 am

Sat 7:00 PM  -  Downtown Pub Crawl
End this fun-filled day with a little cheer! Sponsored by Baxter Brewing Company and The Trails End Festival purchase our fun, reusable mugs at the Katahdin Area Chamber of Commerce, the Appalachian Trail Cafe, Angelo's Pizza or The Penobscot Hall Bakery for $10.00 before the event or during the day at the Trails End Festival($12.00) and gear up for some local beer! Live music featured throughout the downtown pubs and restaurants. This years mugs are 16 oz Stainless Pint with both Baxter Brewing Company and Trails End Logos on it.


Sun 9:00 AM  -  Classic Car/ Cycle Show
Taking place in the public parking lot in Downtown Millinocket. Registration from 8-9 a.m. Show runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. $5 entry fee. People's Choice Awards. Shine it up and show it off!

Sun 9:30 AM  -  Hike the Bait Hole
Meet at the bandstand in the park and join local trail expert Don Nodine for a hike on the Bait Hole Trail. This hike will last approximately 60-90 minutes