People pan for gold in Maine? You bet, at Coos Canyon, a very popular roadside stop along the Swift River in Byron! This hidden gem is definitely worth the trip. This scenic stop is a 500-yard gorge that sits right next to the road. It’s a great place to stretch your legs or have lunch. TheContinue Reading Coos Canyon: Maine’s Popular Roadside Stop and Gold Panning Location
Step Falls near Grafton Notch State Park Step Falls is one of my favorite places to visit any time of year in Maine. The hike to the falls is an easy 20-25 minutes (0.6 miles) and is perfect for families. The lower falls are an easy hike and the last section of the upper fallsContinue Reading Step Falls, Newry Maine: Great Family Waterfall Hike
2017 Maine Foliage Fall is here in Maine and what better time to grab your camera and explore the wild, scenic beauty of the state! This is a great time of year to go hiking, camping, paddling, biking or take a road trip and enjoy the colorful scenery as the leaves change across the state.Continue Reading Check out the 2017 Maine Foliage Report!
Just off Route 11 between Millinocket and Brownville Junction I recently visited the North Maine Woods to find two fantastic waterfalls: Gauntlet Falls and Mud Gauntlet Falls. Most people only visit Gauntlet Falls, but I noticed DeLorme shows Mud Gauntlet Falls just below Gauntlet and decided to check it out. I hear Gauntlet Falls isContinue Reading Gauntlet Falls & Mud Gauntlet Falls, Jo-Mary Road in the North Maine Woods
Beautiful Roadside Stop Smalls Falls is located not far from Rangeley just off Route 4. The short hike to the falls takes about one minute and is incredibly easy, making it great for kids. A sign clearly marks the Smalls Falls rest stop entrance. [Update: We’ve had some reports that the sign is missing. Continue Reading Why you have to stop at Smalls Falls, Maine