Mountain Glory Farm
ABOUT THIS AREA

Photo: Lumbermen's Museum

Photo: J&R

Photo: CS

The Town of Patten began as a northern outpost for logging in the days when England’s Royal Navy required enormous white pines for the masts of their sailing ships. Long after the Revolutionary War ended, this area continued to supply vast amounts of lumber to our fledgling country. Logging is still alive and well in the Great North Woods but the legendary lumberjacks have been replaced with automated harvesters. Potato farming was also a major industry providing the starch needed for laundering gentlemen’s shirts. Today, with a population of just 1100, Patten remains primarily a farming and logging community. Positioned right on the edge of the Great North Woods, the northern gateway to Baxter State Park and at the crossroad of two major ITS snowmobile trails, this area is also an undiscovered paradise for naturalists, photographers and outdoor sport lovers.

The Katahdin Woods & Waters Scenic Byway passes right through Patten connecting both entrances to Baxter State Park. The Byway has many scenic views, businesses, historic sights and activities located along its 59 miles. Byway brochures are provided in each of our guest apartments.

Baxter State Park: Creating a true wilderness park for the people of Maine was the marvelous idea of Governor Percival Baxter back in 1913. This generous man, who donated his personal wealth toward this project, realized the uniqueness of the Great North Woods and the need to preserve it. By 1962, he had carefully assembled over 200,000 acres of wilderness which would eventually bear his name. Baxter is one of the very few parks in the U.S. that is designed for hiking, not driving. The Park is home to over 200 miles of hiking trails, many caves, waterfalls, lakes, streams and mountains, and Mt. Katahdin where the Appalachian Trail begins.

Henry David Thoreau wrote a wonderful book, Maine Woods, about his adventures in this area. The painter, Carl Sprinchorn, a contemporary of John Marin and Marsden Hartley, spent many years in Patten, capturing on canvas the life of the early woodsmen and the majesty of this wilderness area.

The name of our farm, Mountain Glory, is a tribute to this very special part of Maine.

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Photo: J&R


Photo: J&R


Photo: J&R


Photo: J&R


Photo: CS


Photo: J&R


Photo: J&R


Photo: J&R


Photo: J&R


Photo: Proprietress

  Many thanks to the marvelous photographers who provided the wonderful images for this site:
J&R = J&R Gallery 207-528-4034 email: jrmckenney@hotmail.com
CS = Carl Scott email: carlscott@charter.net



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