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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 […]

Sugarloaf Terrain Parks: In good hands!!!

Jakes Charles is The Man when you want to know about what’s going on with Sugarloaf’s Terrain Parks. This interview w/ Jake on the PEEPS program which encourages sensible FUN while making the most of varied features & terrain, gives you an early season view on what to expect from STP this winter!

Maine Huts and Trails: Stratton Brook Hut & More!

Maine Huts and Trail’s vision of preserving Maine’s natural beauty and remote areas, while providing adventurous  year round outdoor activities, continues with the addition of their fourth hut. Located in Carrabassett Valley, at the foot of the breathtaking Bigelow Range, the Stratton Brook Hut offers views like no other and ample opportunities for outdoor recreation. […]

A relaxing paddle on the North Branch of the Dead River

The seasons are changing here in Northern Franklin County and the weather is getting cooler. This is a great time to get out in the canoes and kayaks. With the upcoming foliage the lower part of the North Branch of the Dead River in Eustis is a great paddle for all abilities, including kids. Lots […]

Sugarloaf's Zipline: Winter or Summer, Fun Flying thru the Trees & Over the Brook!

Weekend summer action at the Mountain includes scenic chairlift rides & the exciting zipline, right through fall foliage season. Tours last for roughly one hour, & feature five different lines up to 260 feet in length, with riders reaching top speeds of nearly 25 miles per hour. Minimum Height: at least three feet tall, all riders must be at […]

Local Swimming Spots

With the temps forecasted to get into the upper 80’s and lower 90’s over the next couple of days, it’s good to know where to cool off. Here in the western Maine mountains the landscape offers many “cool” spots to find relief from the hot weather. Lets start just south of Kingfield and make our way north up […]