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North Woods Trading Post

North Woods Trading Post is the last (and best) store before the south gate of Baxter State Park and the trailhead of Katahdin.  Located between two lakes, our store can be accessed by automobile, boat, and plane.

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Our store offers the largest selection of tasteful Baxter State Park, Katahdin, and Appalachian Trail souvenirs, logo wear, and select and exclusive memorabilia of your adventures in the north Maine woods.

Katahdin Gear


With hiking, fishing, camping, and rafting instrumental to the area we have expanded our gear section to accommodate the needs of locals and guests alike.  Items from technical clothing, rain gear, and camping gear to fishing  and hiking needs are all carried here at our store.

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Fresh Made Deliciousness

Our food offering has been revamped using fresh ingredients and an ever-changing array of options. The beer and wine selection is improved and greatly expanded with many craft beers and an excellent selection of wines.

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Essentials such as gas, fuel, groceries, ice, and assorted sundries are also available.

Tom and SandyAdvice & Help (Always Free!)

Most importantly Tom and Sandy, along with their highly knowledgeable and friendly staff, are always ready to answer questions, offer advice, give directions, and assist as best we can to help make your experience in the Katahdin Lakes Region a great one. As an extension of providing for guests of the area we offer free WIFI.

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This blog post about us was recently on the Big Poppa Eats blog. Next to Big Moose Inn sits the North Woods Trading Post. It is the last place for food, drinks and gas before you head into the park. It stocks all the basics you would need for camping (food, drinks, knives, matches, maps, fishing gear, etc) as well as souvenirs. Read the rest of the post…

Friendly staff, great food, & not to mention the delicious nutrition packed Em’s Katahdin bars!!!

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