Maine Appalachian Trail Hiking

The following Maine Appalachian Trail (MAT) blog posts were written on the trail when darkness was falling and the miles logged made 8 PM feel like 2 AM. I did my best to keep my eyelids pried open long enough to jot down rambling thoughts and experiences from the day, and some of them even seem to have come out slightly coherent. I’ve considered editing them (at one point I miscounted the days on the trail), but I’m afraid that would steal the authenticity away. Also included are a few posts geared to helping hikers planning a Maine section hike.

It’s worth noting that adventures on the Maine Appalachian Trail are made possible thanks primarily to the volunteers at the Maine Appalachian Trail Club. Please consider supporting the club to help preserve the trail for future generations.

The Katahdin Abol Trail Hike in Baxter State Park

Trying to find an “easy” way to hike Mt. Katahdin is like panning for gold in a swimming pool. The Abol Trail, by virtue of providing the most direct route to Katahdin’s Baxter Peak from a roadside trailhead, is often presumed the “best bet” by novice hikers. That’s a losing bet.

Hike Saddleback Mountain Via the Berry Picker’s Trail

To hike the Berry Picker’s Trail, opened in 2016, up Saddleback mountain is to step back in time and enjoy one of Maine’s magnificent 4k mountains before the toll of thousands of footsteps has eroded the tender soil into a deep-grooved trail filled with rocks and roots. 

Waterfall Hike on the Cascade Stream Gorge Trails

The Cascade Stream Gorge Trails are great for anyone in the Rangeley Lakes Region looking for a quick waterfall hike. Directions and trail info here.

Arethusa Falls Trail Hike in Crawford Notch, NH

Nestled into the southern end of Crawford Notch State Park off Route 302 in Harts Location, Arethusa Falls is regarded by many as the best scenic waterfall in New Hampshire. Once you’ve stood at the base of this massive cascade, it’s hard to argue the point.

Take a Hike on the Mt. Morgan Trail

The 2.1-mile Mt. Morgan Trail, often hiked as a loop with Mt. Percival, is a challenging family hike for those looking to graduate from West Rattlesnake.

Hike the Wolf Den in Mashamoquet Brook Start Park, CT

Difficulty: Family Hike Distance: 4 miles Time: 2.5 to 3 hours Another wonderful weekend, another family hiking trip in the books. My wife picked the location, and Mrs. McGovern likes places with intriguing sights. That’s how we found ourselves headed

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