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Places To Go & Things to See North on Maine’s High Peaks Scenic Byway!

Places To Go & Things to See North on Maine’s High Peaks Scenic Byway!

          Here’s a quick tour to invite you to explore north of the Sugarloaf Access Rd., with points of interest & places to eat amongst the variety on offer! The Appalachian Trail meets the Northern Forest Canoe Trail in Stratton, the only place where that occurs, which is fitting as the […]

Basil’s deer; a great opportunity to see them up close!

Basil’s deer; a great opportunity to see them up close!

A magical place on a hot day especially!

A magical place on a hot day especially!

  One of the many local jewels our sparkling clear mountain waters give to us to enjoy, is Shadagee Falls on the North Branch of the Dead River, just off the Maine High Peaks Scenic Byway, in Jim Pond Township north of Eustis. Here’s  a paddler’s view during spring run-off (note snow on the banks!). […]

Mountain Biking in the Valley: It’s an adventure!

I ride my bike everyday. Well, everyday that I can make time for it. Fortunatly for myself, the summer season in the High Peaks Region is much slower and more relaxed. Compared to the busy Winter demands of working in the ski industry, the summertime is… well awesome. If your looking for outdoor oppurtunities here in […]

The ‘Kids Loop’ at the Outdoor Center is a great place to start!

The ‘Kids Loop’ at the Outdoor Center is a great place to start!

              For little kids, or anyone new to mountain biking, the short trail off from the parking lot is the perfect single track learners loop with smooth & well drained gravel riding surface, & a taste of the tight tree-lined trails that make High Peaks riding the beautiful thrill […]

Tumbledown Mtn. A great spring hike!

A great “springtime” hike or first hike of the season is Tumbledown mtn just north of Weld in Franklin county.  We took the Brook trail up to the summit of west peak on Tumbledown and enjoyed a great hike with spectacular views.

Quebec’s Border Trails are another reason for a day-trip north from the High Peaks Region

Quebec’s Border Trails are another reason for a day-trip north from the High Peaks Region

  Less than forty miles north on Maine’s High Peaks Scenic Byway, you will find a Sentiers Frontaliers trailhead within sight of the Customs Station. The 135-km (80 mi.) walking network links the Parc national du Mont-Mégantic and the Chartierville/NH and Woburn/Coburn Gore border crossings. The network connects to the Appalachian Trail via the Cohos Trail in […]

Piazza Rock: WOW! BIG!!!

Long ago, when the glaciers rolled over our Mountains, carving them into the High Peaks of Maine that we enjoy so much today, giant chunks of the mountains were torn off & carried amazing distances from their origin, & came to rest in the Valleys below in massive heaps of giant boulders! A unique & very accesssible […]

44 years of Maine Winter Special Olympics

From every corner of the State, Special Olympians arrived at Sugarloaf for their Winter Games this week, as they have since 1984, to ski, snowshoe, skate, enjoy a snowmobile ride, & share in all the fun outdoors activities that make the Maine High Peaks Region a place to have fun in the snow for everyone! […]

Crocker: a special Place, hopefully Forever!

Wolf Tone of the Trust for Public Land in Maine gives an update on how the fund-raising is going to buy & protect in perpetuity the wilderness of Crocker Mountain & 18,000 acres of its surrounding area down to Orbeton Stream in Phillips. A Crocker Mountain Land Trust project information gathering / ‘friend’ raiser Saturday, January […]