Our Katahdin is a volunteer driven nonprofit organization working to promote community and economic development in the Katahdin region. The core of Our Katahdin is a website for people who love the Katahdin region and believe in its future. Our Katahdin is a connector -- pulling together ideas, people and money to move our community forward.
Discover the Katahdin Region | The Katahdin Region is a wonderful place visit, to explore and to live. As with any visitor to a new place, having information about how to navigate the area is critical to a rich, comfortable experience. As we found out with the 2016 Millinocket Marathon and Half, a lot of our visitors had no idea where to go throughout the weekend. Most participants and visitors asked for a hand-held map.
The Katahdin Area Chamber of Commerce is creating a Katahdin Regional Street Map to showcase our region. The goal of the map is to show a visitor exactly what area the Katahdin Region covers, as well as to display points of interest to visitors. This map will be the physical paper companion to the Discover Katahdin mobile app and the Katahdin Woods and Waters Scenic By-way interactive online map.
Millinocket, Maine. January 12, 2017 – Our Katahdin, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in the Katahdin region, has acquired the former Great Northern Paper assets in Millinocket, including all property, designations, and liabilities held by GNP West, GNP Holdings II, and the New England Center for Business Development. Transfer of stewardship of the properties was finalized on January 11, 2017.
We are excited and humbled to receive the Maine Development Foundation's "Champion of Economic Development" award for 2016. Thank you to all of the donors and volunteers who are helping move the region forward!
Letter from club President John Raymond:
Hello ATV Users; I am sending you this letter to ask for your support in our new trail effort. It was just 5 years ago that the NTC was able to get open KRMUT the first Multi-Use ATV trail with the trail starting at the NTC clubhouse and continues for 16 miles to West Sebeois and points further west. It took over 5 years of work to complete this trail read more...
Our Katahdin is proud to announce our partnership with a new collaborative in the Maine entrepreneurship community, Maine Accelerates Growth.
The Maine Accelerates Growth initiative "accelerates the growth of companies, communities, and talent by funding, creating, and leveraging high impact entrepreneurship and innovation programs and events through a collaborative and complementary network of organizations and individuals propelling prosperity across Maine."
Read more about MxG, its Statewide Coordinator, Jess Knox, and its partners:
We believe in the future of the Katahdin region. It won't happen overnight, but as we continue to find new ways to work together, it will happen. Read more about our thoughts for the future of the region, and share your own views and ideas with us:
Our Katahdin was named the Editors’ Choice for Best “By-the-Bootstraps Community Reinvention” in Down East magazine's annual poll of reader and editor favorites, featured in the July 2015 issue. The editors went through a rigorous selection process and Our Katahdin was chosen as top in its category.
The annual “Best of Maine” readers’ awards provide Down East readers and editors the opportunity to recognize their favorite Maine people, places and things around the state.
The Maine Community Foundation has awarded a grant of $10,000 to support Our Katahdin in the launch of a leadership incubator for the Katahdin Region.The incubator will be implemented in collaboration with the Katahdin Region Higher Education Center, a higher education facility that has served the region since 1987.