Trails End Activities




Fri 7:00 AM  -   Hard Core Project
A yearly Trails End Festival tradition and a way to give back to the Appalachian Trail. Work on the AT, earn a Trails End Hard Core patch, and enjoy lunch from the Appalachian Trail Cafe. It is a hard day's work but a lot of fun!! To register call the AT Lodge at 207-723-4321. We will meet at the AT Lodge 33 Penobscot Ave. Millinocket at 7:30AM if you need transportation, or meet us at the Katahdin Iron Works Road Gate at 9:00AM.

Fri 7:00 AM  -  All Day Artist Paint Out
Sponsored by North Light Gallery. Call Marsha at 207-723-4414 to register by Thursday evening. All artists are invited to participate as we head out to some of the most beautiful spots in the region to paint. We will gather at North Light Gallery 256 Penobscot Ave on Friday at 7:00AM to pair off and get directions to our destinations. Lunch provided; $15 to participate.

Fri 6:00 PM  -  Chili Cook Off
Veteran's Park Bandstand 50 Penobscot Ave. Millinocket. You be the judge!!! Taste all the chili and cast your vote! Proceeds benefit the Trails End Festival. $5 suggested donation to taste.


Sat 8:45 AM  -  Hike the Bait Hole
Meet at the Veteran's Park Bandstand at 8:45AM and join local trail expert Don Nodine for a hike on the Bait Hole Trail. This hike will last approximately 60-90 minutes. Dogs are welcome!

Sat 10:00 AM  -  Boo Boo Booth
Sponsored by Millinocket Regional Hospital. Bring your child and their favorite “stuffie” and have the hospital’s medically certified toy experts provide a full check-up. A Certificate of Health and/or treatment for any “Boo-Boos” will be given to all "patients". The booth will be open from 10:00AM - 2:00PM in Veteran's Park 50 Penobscot Ave.

Sat 10:00 AM  -  All Trails Lead to Millinocket Parade
Join the parade and represent your favorite trail. Parade begins at 10:00 am from Stearns HS (line up at 9:30 am). The parade will go down Central St. to Penobscot Ave. to Veteran's Memorial Park. Everyone is welcome to participate in the parade. ATV's, Hikers, Walkers, "Paint Out" Artists, Children join in the fun with your bikes, wagons or scooters, Snowmobilers tow your sleds, water enthusiasts let's see those canoes, kayaks or white water rafts. We encourage all trails to be represented in the parade!

Sat 12:00 PM  -  Face Painting
Veteran's Park 50 Penobscot Ave. from Noon to 3:00PM

Sat 12:30 PM  -  Homemade Pie & Cake Auction
Veteran's Park Bandstand 50 Penobscot Ave. with Auctioneer Kermit Cote! Each year local citizens and volunteers bake their best pies and donate them to the festival pie auction. Join in the fun and soothe your sweet tooth with a homemade pie, cake or other goodies. Proceeds to benefit the Trails End Festival. Submitting a pie or cake for the auction? Drop it off at Memories of Maine (80 Penobscot Ave.) by 10:00 am Saturday.

Sat 2:00 PM  -  Hay Bale Toss
Poplar St. next to Veteran's Park. How far can you throw a bale of hay? $1 per toss, or 6 for $5. Prizes to the winners!

Sat 6:00 PM  -  Pub Crawl
The Pub Crawl is back this year! Purchase a Baxter Brewing Co mug for $10.00 and join the pub crawl! Live music and delicious beer on tap at AT Café (210 Penobscot Ave.), Angelo’s Pizza Grille (118 Penobscot Ave.), Turn the Page Wine & Book Store (57 Penobscot Ave.), Blue Ox Saloon (61 Penobscot Ave.), and Highlands Tavern (973 Central St). FREE shuttle to and from Highlands - contact Pamola Shuttle at 207-731-6663.


Sun 10:00 AM  -  Rubber Ducky Race
Central Street Bridge between Ash St and State St. Adopt a duck and cheer them all on down Millinocket Stream! Ducks will be dropped into Millinocket Stream at the Central St. Bridge and race to Crandall Park. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and last duck across the finish line.

Sun 11:30 AM  -  Rubber Duck Rescue Paddle
Crandall Park 55 Congress St. Bring your own canoe or kayak and help rescue the ducks that didn't make it to the finish line!