This Maine High Peaks Scenic By-way rest stop is not only beautiful, but it’s got great cell reception!!!! Flagstaff Lake, the Bigelow Range for a view, & the Kennebagos when you turn around!!! Best place to catch the setting sun……….
Flagstaff Snowmobile Rentals; A great way to see the Maine High Peaks
Looking to see the Maine High Peaks from a different point of view? Looking for an exciting wind hold activity? Or, just looking to get out and explore the trails on a snowmobile? Well Flagstaff Snowmobile Rentals located on Main St. in Stratton has got you covered. They’ve got 1up and 2up machines, helmets, boots and anything else you’ll need for an exciting day out on the trails. They were nice enough to bring us out to Quill Hill to show us the trails and the amazing views… check out the video. [Read more…]
More on Hiking Bigelow via the Appalachian Trail
A few years ago when we made a commitment to bringing local information to our viewers to make their stay in the Maine High Peaks Region the best it can be, two of the first videos produced by our intrepid “Lonely Hiker” were for hikes on the AT at either end of the Bigelow Range. At the NW end is Cranberry Peak & at the SE end is Little Bigelow, both moderate hikes, &, in these videos, both are a good snowshoe trip in the winter, too!
Our production quality has become better since those days, but we trust the info is still useful for anyone who wants a glimpse at our region’s Appalachian Trail sections. We celebrated the 75th Anniversary of the completion of the last two miles of the entire AT between Sugarloaf & Spaulding Mtns. on Aug. 18, 2012.
Take a Hike! Avery Peak
The Bigelow Range, located within the Bigelow Preserve, holds two of Maine’s 4000 foot peaks, on the Appalachian Trail. At 4088 ft Avery Peak offers amazing views of the Maine High Peaks as well as Flagstaff Lake. This video takes you up the Firewardens’ Trail for the most direct route to Avery Peak.
To get to the trailhead. Off of route 27 in Wyman TWP, Maine, turn onto Stratton Brook Pond Road (# miles north of the Sugarloaf Access road or 4 miles south of the village of Stratton). Follow Stratton Brook Pond Road for 1.6 miles and park at the information sign. Follow the Blue blazes. [Read more…]
Appalachian Trail: Endless opportunities right in our backyard
The Appalachian Trail runs from Springer Mtn in Georgia to Katahdin here in Maine and offers endless opportunities for backpacking trips, day hikes or even a 6 month thru hike of its more than 2,000 miles of trail. The best thing about the Appalachian Trail is that it’s right here in our backyard and runs right through the Carrabassett Region and western mountains of Maine. The “AT” can be enjoyed in any season whether you’re wearing your hiking boots or you snowshoes. Below are three hikes you can enjoy that are only minutes from Sugarloaf Ski Resort. Follow the white blazes and get out and enjoy this wonderful resource that’s part of why we call this region Our Home year-round! [Read more…]