Ok, it is not on Route 1 but you can see it from the road. Our best advise is to visit here first before going to Fort Kent. This place is either the beginning or the end of the Appalachian Trail. It is world famous . It is home to Maine’s highest peak, MT Katahdin, countless hiking trails, untouched wilderness areas as well as pristine lakes, rivers and streams. The goal of the park is to keep the area wild with minimal impact from visitors. The park maintains a carry in-carry out policy, and pets, motorcycles and large vehicles are prohibited. If you are adventurous, take the single lane, dirt road that connects the southern and northern park gates. Don't go in winter!