Katahdin Area Recovery and Expansion Committee


Medway is the gateway to one of the largest wilderness areas, Maine's north woods. This multi-million acre region is home to Baxter State Park, numerous whitewater rafting outfitters, miles of snowmobile trails, and hundreds of pristine lakes and rivers. Wildlife abounds in this natural, unspoiled environment.

And it is all here, just off Interstate 95, in Medway, Maine.



Medway was incorporated in 1875. It is situated at the forks of the East and West Branch of the Penobscot rivers. At one time the town was known as Nicatou (meaning, the forks). Early exploration by loggers who established camps in the area were well known. Settlement in the area was in the 1840s and 1850s with families such as Archer, Bagley, Barlow-Burleigh, Bartlett, Beathem, Boynton, Brewer, Caswell, Clark, Cox, Cram, Daisey, Davis, Day, Delano, DeWitt, Dicky, Farrington, Fiske, Fowler, Fowles, Glidden, Gordon, Hale, Hathaway, Kimball, Ladd, LaPointe, Leavitt, Lee, Lyons, Markie, McLaughlin, Michaud, Moore, Powers, Priest,Spinney, Thompson, Trask, Vance, York, and many others...

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