Maine Forest and Logging Museum

Attractions Category: Katahdin/Moosehead/Highlands

  • The Maine Forest & Logging Museum is a non-profit historical museum located in Bradley, Maine. It was founded in 1960 to preserve the history of forestry in the state. Leonard’s Mills is the centerpiece of the 1790s living history site which is home to the only operational water wheel powered, up-and-down sawmill in Maine. The museum also has a period blacksmith’s shop, stone dam, saw pit, settler’s cottage, smokehouse, trapper’s hut, log cabin, batteau, hovel, rotary saw mill, shingle machine, clapboard mill, covered bridge, and gift shop. The museum is open daily for self-guided tours, during organized weekend events it is staffed by volunteers dressing in period clothes. It is adjacent to a forest and the Blackman Stream. The museum is currently in the final stages of restoring a Lombard Steam Log Hauler

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