The success of the non-profit Maine Chapter of the IAT has relied greatly on the work of dedicated volunteers and the ongoing support of its members. The chapter initiated and continues to contribute to the building of an international footpath that traverses landscapes and cultures of the original Appalachian Mountains. Members of the Maine Chapter are kept up-to-date on IAT events and progress. In addition, a membership makes a great gift for hikers.
A $25 membership donation can be made through the online system below or by printing a membership form and mailing it with a check to: ME Chapter of the IAT, PO Box 916, Gardiner, ME 04345.
The Maine section of the IAT/SIA is 138.4 miles (223kms) long. Heading north from the trail head parking near mile 12 on the Katahdin Loop Road, the route passes through boreal forests and follows trails, old logging roads, an abandoned railroad bed, and rural public roads to the potato fields of Aroostook County. Beyond Fort Fairfield, the trail enters New Brunswick.