Isolated and off-the- beaten path: The Forks, ME

With a full-time population of about 30 people, I have been in Starbucks more crowded than The Forks, ME. (google maps). People come here for the Kennebec River, for fishing, rafting and ford moose.

I came to this corner of northern Maine on the Kennebec River to catch some native brook trout and landlocked salmon — so called because at the end of the last Ice Age, they became trapped by rising land and dropping sea levels some 10,000 years ago.

Everything in town takes place at or near the Inn where I stayed. Gas, convince store, fishing and hunting license , bar and restaurant.

People were lovely. Food was great. Fishing was damn good at the last week of the season (late September, early October).

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