Experience some of the best fishing in the northeastern United States when you fly to a jet charter airport in Chesuncook Lake, Maine.
Tucked away in the Maine Highlands region, Chesuncook Lake is the starting point for Maine’s best whitewater rafting on the Penobscot River. Expert and amateur anglers alike will love the region for the landlocked salmon fishery in the Penobscot below Ripogenus Dam. Construction of the dam formed the 26,200-acre lake—the third largest in the state—that draws campers to its unexplored tree-clad shores.
Fishers are recommended to reach out to a registered Maine guide to find the best fishing spots on the Penobscot River or southwestern portion of Chesuncook Lake, also known as Caribou Lake. To navigate the heart of the lake, consider renting a larger boat to make the most of your time in the Main Highlands.
When the city calls your name, you’re only 130 miles from Bangor, Maine. Every year, readers and horror fans flock to Bangor, Maine to see Stephen King’s red, Victorian mansion. Built in 1870, the home was the famous American author’s residence for 37 years before he and his wife Tabitha relocated to their summer home elsewhere in the state. Today, the house is a major tourist attraction. Visitors take photos of the black, wrought-iron fence that features bats and spiderwebs before walking through the public sidewalk that carves through the mansion, still owned by King.
When you fly to Chesuncook Lake, you’ll arrive at the Chesuncook Lake House Seaplane base.