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Walking & hiking is an exercise in natural beauty in Western Lakes/Mountains

Grafton Notch State Park

1941 Bear River Road Newry, ME, 04261 Phone: 207-824-2912

Back country hiking; birdwatching; snowmobiling

Back country hiking with fantastic views. Walks near waterfalls and gorges. The rugged terrain includes a dozen of the toughtest miles along the entire Appalachian Trail. Easier trails and loops also are available. See full description of Grfton Notch State Park
Tumbledown Mountain

off Weld-to-Byron Road Weld, ME Phone:

The Tumbledown Mountain and Little Jackson Mountain trail network is composed of six trails and two trailheads for advanced hikers wishing to see some of the most unique features in Maine. Tumbledown Mountain includes three peaks, 700-foot cliffs and a pond near the summit. Little Jackson Mountain is higher elevation and offers different views, like Saddleback and Sugarloaf to the north and Mount Blue and Webb Lake to the East.
See website for description of trails: Brook Trail (1.9 miles, moderate); Parker Ridge Trail (2.9 miles, advanced); Loop Trail (1.5 miles, advanced); Tumbledown Ridge Trail (0.7 miles); Pond Link Trail (1.1 miles); Little Jackson Mountain Trail (3.6 miles, advanced). Trail guide.
Bigelow Preserve

Route 27 Carrabassett Valley, ME, 04947 Phone: 207-778-8231

Set on 35,027 acres, this preserve is along Flagstaff Lake. There are many mountains within the preserve. Extensive trails for both hiking and cross-country skiing are for experienced hikers and skiers. There is also swimming, paddling, fishing, and hunting. Snowmobile trails traverse the park. Trail map.
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