We chatted with the Executive Director of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, Karrie Thomas, about the who, what, when and where of the NFCT. The trail passes just north of Sugarloaf and is much more than just a long distance paddle. Check out the details in the videos… [Read more…]
Cranberry Peak is the western most peak of the 17 mile long Bigelow Range. About 6 miles round trip, it’s a great hike to give you a taste of what hiking on the Bigelows is like. Spectacular views with some cool natural features along the way keep it interesting. Check out the video and make your plans to hike it soon! [Read more…]
We caught up with a couple Colby College summer interns collecting info at the Appalachian Trail crossing in Wyman Township, just north of Sugarloaf. They are spending the summer visiting several of the area’s trail heads collecting info about who is using the trails and the activities they are participating in.. check out the video to learn more.
Jeff Ryan brought his refreshing blend of insights, humor, history and geology into the WSKI studio. You can’t walk 8,000 miles without developing a unique view of the world and an ability to find complete contentment along the way. Ryan does it with entertaining flare.
Little Bigelow is a great hike offering various terrain and views…
To get to the trailhead:
From Carrabassett Valley take the Carriage road located at Valley Crossing. Drive the Carriage road for about 5 miles to the end. Take a left and you’ll soon see a large sign marking Bigelow Preserve. Just past the sign you’ll come to a fork in the road, bear left here. Almost immediately on your right there is a parking area as well as access to Flagstaff lake. Park your car here. Hike out of the parking lot and continue up the road (following white blazes) the trail is on your left. Follow the white blazes to the summit. [Read more…]