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Snowshoeing the Appalachian Trail

Snowshoeing the Appalachian Trail

  Most people think of hiking the AT as a summer adventure, but in Maine’s High Peaks, the magic of winter wonderland is best seen on snowshoes when the thru-hikers have long gone & the woods & trails are yours alone to explore, with the leaves gone from the trees & so much more to […]

Scenic Overlooks: Ira Mtn and Quill Hill

Scenic Overlooks: Ira Mtn and Quill Hill

Hop in the car and take advantage of some great fall scenery… these two overlooks provide great views and best of all you can drive your car right to them. 

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Appalachian Trail 75th Celebration at Sugarloaf

Some highlights and words from the Appalachian Trail conservancy’s executive director on August 18th. The 75th anniversary celebration of the completion of the Appalachian Trail, held at Sugarloaf was a great success. The trail runs right through the western mountains of Maine and there are tons of spots to take advantage of the trail. Folks from […]

2012 Kingfield Pops

The Kingfield POPs is an annual event which happens on the last weekend of June. Showcasing the town of Kingfield and the talented musicians, artists and artisans of the Maine High Peaks Region. 2012 was the 10th anniversary of the Kingfield Pops. In celebration they contracted Noel Paul Stooky (of Peter, Paul & Mary fame) […]

Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust: Bonney Point Trails

“Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and preserving natural areas, scenic beauty, critical wildlife habitat and the cultural heritage that make this region of our state so special.” -rlht.org One of the ways for the public to enjoy the hard work accomplished by the Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust is by […]