Maine Town Spotlight – Patten ME Penobscot County
Maine has sixteen counties and Penobscot is one with a town called Patten ME parked in the north end of it.
Lumbering, woods work has been a big part of living, the historic tradition in Patten Maine.
The Maine town named after earlier settler Amos Patten.
No better way to spend part of a day on vacation to Patten Maine in Penobscot County than at the Lumberman’s Museum. Yesteryear logging equipment, early black and white images, stories of how early lumbering was done.
The trees cut down, harvested and the trip to market down waterways to get the wood to market is well documented. The Lumberman’s Museum is located at 61 Shin Pond Road in Patten Maine.
Patten Maine is at the edge of wilderness in the northern woods, unpopulated sections of the top of Vacationland. South of the Allagash Wilderness Waterway, to the south west of Aroostook County.
The Penobscot county town of Patten is bordered by Mount Chase, Crystal Plantation, Stacyville Plantation, Township 3, Range 7, Hersey and Sherman, ME.
Originally known as the laid out grid coordinates of township 4 range 6, Patten was settled around 1828.
The Patten Maine GPS coordinates are latitude 45.996N and longitude -68.446W. Elevation above sea level is 666 feet in this northern Penobscot County town.
Many sporting camps for hunters, fisherman, snowsledders, fall foliage leaf peekers and Baxter Park hikers are found in the woods surrounding Patten Maine.
The lower population of Northern Maine means higher concentrations of wildlife.
Plus plenty of crystal clean lakes, ponds, rivers and brooks don’t get the use by man the same would if closer to population centers of say Boston, New York, Hartford.
Water bodies like Upper and Lower Shin Pond located to the west on Rt 159 in Mt Chase. Rockebema Lake, Secret Pond to the north in Moro Plantation.
Fish Stream winding through the town of Patten itself and used by early settlers and their mills. Recreational H2O is a big part of the attraction with many area falls, dead waters where you are sure to see a Maine moose or two.
Float planes common to see on your way from Patten through the two Shin Ponds on the way to Baxter Park.
Beside woods work, early Patten Maine settlers cleared timber tracts to create farming fields of very productive fertile soil. Potatoes, grains common on side roads of Patten Maine but livestock, dairy cattle part of early farm operations too.
Hard work using a one row potato digger like this one proudly displayed on a Patten Maine area lawn.
As a reminder of the early settlers daily, year round hard work routine. Watch a two row Maine potato digger video in action captured in Sherman Maine, to the south of Patten.
Climb on a snow sled or ATV four wheeler and see the Patten Maine ITS area trails where cars and trucks never get. Can not go to experience the wildlife, the serene scenery of the Patten Maine – Shin Pond area.
More from the state of Maine.gov portal about Patten ME.
The zip code is 04765 for Patten Maine.
The Veterans Library in Patten Maine is housed in a former church on Rt 11.
Rt 11, the Maine Street of Patten ME that winds through the northern woods.
Ending up at the St John River Valley at the top of Aroostook County that borders Canada.
Travel up Interstate 95 to Exit 264 in Sherman to hit Rt 11 to continue north to Patten ME, a jewel in Northern Maine. Come explore the Patten Maine area.
Snow sled, hiking, four wheeler trails in this uncrowded and unspoiled Maine vacation destination with lots of area lodging available. Learn more about Northern Maine.
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