Nearby Baxter State Park
A great day in the Katahdin area where a youngTeddy Roosevelt visited.
From Brian McAuliffe:
There will be an 18 hole scramble beginning at 10AM cost is $30 per person. We are having a BBQ starting at 5 PM with live entertainment and beverages. $10 per adult $5 per child. Some generous folks have offered to donate money for food and prizes for the tournament / raffle and we welcome others who are willing and able to do the same. All proceeds from the day will go to the legal fund and hopefully we raise more awareness locally about the impact of the wind turbines. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to attend donate or both so that we can get a rough head count. Apologies to the folks organizing the Lincoln trip, but it was the only date that worked for the golf course.
VA-JO-WA is located on Walker Settlement Rd. in Island Falls.
Thanks to everyone for their continued efforts to do what is right.
From the Va-Jo-Wa website:
Welcome to Northern Maine's premier 18 hole Course. Va Jo Wa was rated # 1 Public Course in Maine in the New England Golf Guide. We boast a challenging par 72, 6,425 yard layout which hosts the County Open Championship*. The front 9, located beside beautiful Pleasant Lake, offers spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and lakes. The back 9 sits high on a plateau overlooking Mt. Katahdin and will take your breath away. Va Jo Wa offers a complete golfing experience including pro shop, driving range, practice facilities and restaurant.
Directions From Bangor:
In the immediate area is State Historic Marker, Bible Point.
The 27-acre Bible Point site was made famous by Teddy Roosevelt who visited the area beginning in 1878. Roosevelt camped at the southern end of Mattawamkeag Lake and hunted and fished throughout the area. It was reported that, each day, the future U.S. President would take his bible and hike to a beautiful point of land at the confluence of the West Branch of the Mattawamkeag River and First Brook where he would read the bible. A plaque at the site commemorates Roosevelt's love for the area with the following inscription:
"This place to which a great man in his youth liked to come to commune with God and with the wonder and beauty of the visible world is dedicated to the happy memory of Theodore Roosevelt."
Seeking a quiet, relaxing spot away from hustle and bustle? Several such spots exist in southern Aroostook, many with historical significance.
President Theodore Roosevelt has a deep connection to Bible Point, located at the confluence of the west branch of the Mattawamkeag River and First Brook. According to a published history of Island Falls, Roosevelt spent part of each day alone in the woods with a Bible, sitting alone and reflecting. A marker is erected near the spot in Island Falls, and the area has been placed in the state Register of Historic Places.
The inscription was erected in 1921 by Roosevelt biographer Hermann Hagedorn. It reads:
"This place, to which a great man in
his youth liked to come to commune
with God and with the wonder and
beauty of the visible world, is
dedicated to the happy memory of
Stranger, rest here and consider
what one man, having faith in the
right and love for his fellow man
was able to do for his country."
The marker is near a watertight box containing a bible and register, another little-known fact.