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Travel Directions

The Downeast Lakes Community Forest, Grand Lake Stream, and the Downeast Lakes region are an easy trip away. It’s about a 2 hour drive from Bangor – or 4 hours from Portland.

Bangor and Portland are the nearest commercial U.S. airports, and each has convenient rental cars available (Fredericton and Saint John are nearby in New Brunswick, Canada).

Basic driving directions from points south:

  • Take I-95 North to near Bangor,
  • Take I-395 to Route 9 East (or to Route 1A South to Route 46 North to Route 9),
  • Take Route 9 East to Baileyville (or to Alexander, left on South Princeton Rd to Rt 1 North),
  • Take Route 1 North through Princeton into Indian Township,
  • Turn left on the Grand Lake Stream Road – it is about 10 miles into the village.


  • Take I-95 North to Lincoln,
  • Take Route 6 East to Topsfield,
  • Take Route 1 South into Indian Township,
  • Turn right on the Grand Lake Stream Road – it is about 10 miles into the village.

If you use online directions or GPS – Be sure you know whether your system is directing you via a gravel woods road, especially if conditions are wet or snowy. The coordinates for the center of Grand Lake Stream are approximately 45o 10’ 44” N, 67o 46’ 34” W.  Downeast Lakes Land Trust’s address is: 4 Water Street, Grand Lake Stream, ME 04668.

Rather not drive? A chartered float plane from Katahdin Air can deliver you directly to your lodge, camp, or the dock in Grand Lake Stream. Chartered wheeled planes or private planes can land on Princeton’s 4,000 foot long runway and make arrangements for pickup. Princeton Airport details are available at AirNav. A flight in offers quick travel and a unique perspective on the expansive forests, wetlands, and lakes of the region.