Muddy conditions are delaying the true opening for Maine’s Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument’s first season.

According to an article on, the monument’s north entrance is open, but its main entrance, the 16-mile Katahdin Loop Road, is closed and likely won’t open for at least another week.

Monument Superintendent Tim Hudson said he didn’t know when it would be dry enough to use, but he predicted a May 29 (Memorial Day) opening at the latest.

Read about muddy conditions delaying the opening of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.