hunting1Welcome to the vast untamed wilderness of Northern Maine for a hunting or fishing trip that will inspire legends your grandchildren will tell to their grandchildren. Have you ever seen a herd of wild, stomping, snorting Maine Moose? Have you ever seen a Maine Black Bear stand on his hind legs and slap a bee's nest down from over ten feet high? Have you ever heard the roar of a Maine Black Bear and felt the earth tremble beneath your feet? Have you ever fried up a mess of brook trout and served them over a bed of steaming fiddleheads? If you say 'no' to these questions, you ain't neva lived! With over 30,000 acres of wilderness in our backyard, Merrill is the place to experience this and a great deal more. There is an abundance of rivers, streams and lakes to fish – both ice and open water. With lodging, guides and wildlife plentiful, you can bag your limit easily. If you want to experience breathtaking sights and mystical sounds of the woods and the wildlife, bring yourself and experience nature as never before.

You can obtain hunting, fishing and archery licenses for residents and non-residents at the town office.

hunting2If you live in Merrill or if you are here for a visit – we have recreation for all four seasons. We begin the year with snowmobiling, skiing, (down hill mountains – within ½ hour) cross-country skiing on trails across beautiful farms, blanketed with fresh fallen snow. You can spend the day ice skating with family and friends in the crisp, fresh outdoors. The air smelling so fresh and clean – the ice sparkling like fine Austrian crystal under the afternoon sun. Many local residents enjoy ice fishing on local lakes and ponds. Springtime brings baseball, softball, more fishing, canoeing and kayaking. You can catch a mess of fish, pick a bushel of fiddleheads and have a scrumptious meal compliments of nature! Summertime brings four - wheeling, hiking, swimming, baseball, golfing nearby, and weekly entertainment at the local Community Center. Summertime also brings strawberry festivals put on by local churches and alumni associations. Summer nights are spent outdoors listening to the frogs, birds, and crickets and stargazing. Fall time brings hunting, trapping, hiking and watching the night sky for Northern Lights. Within fifteen minutes driving time, we have riding stables, an Amish Community, a four season's resort and a Red Deer farm. There are local hunting guides available and hunting lodges close by. This is the way people should live, work and play. Lest you think all we do is play, residents of Merrill and the surrounding towns are some of the hardest working people you will ever meet. We are a community made up of honest, hardworking, intelligent, caring, and salt- of- the- earth people.

Spring and Summer


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Easter blizzard 


Snow piles up but Roger plows on


Snowsledders heaven


Snowsledding anyone?


Playing king of the mountain in Merrill