For those who love the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) lodges, the good news is that AMC’s Medawisla Lodge & Cabins reopened in July after being completely rebuilt. Although the historic sporting camp has been at this location since 1953, it is the newest destination in AMC’s Maine Wilderness Lodges network and an ideal spot for exploring the famed 100-Mile Wilderness.

Truly off the grid, Medawisla (the Abenaki word for loon) is situated by the shore of Second Roach Pond, on 70,000 acres (more than 115 square miles) of forestland permanently conserved by AMC as part of its Maine Woods Initiative—a unique approach to land conservation in the 100-Mile-Wilderness region that combines outdoor recreation, resource protection, sustainable forestry, and community partnerships. Located seven miles from Kokadjo and northeast of Greenville, the collection of five hilltop cabins and four waterfront cabins offers hiking, paddling, fly fishing, canoe camping, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. The central lodge houses a dining room, a sitting area, a deck, and the sauna.

For those who already love the winter and summer activities at nearby Little Lyford Lodge & Cabins and Gorman Chairback Lodge & Cabins, it’s another amazing opportunity to explore the Maine woods.

Remote campsites created by AMC’s Maine Chapter members on nearby ponds offer opportunities for overnight and multi-day paddling trips.

Reservations for AMC’s Medawisla Lodge and Cabins and other AMC destinations can be requested online or by calling (207) 358-5187.