Exploring the Park Loop Road in Katahdin Woods & Waters (KWW)

Exploring the Park Loop Road in Katahdin Woods & Waters (KWW)

Weekend Adventure Treben and I decided it would be fun to take a trip up to the new Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument and see what the park has to offer.  In short, this place offers incredible views, lots of outdoor recreation opportunities, high potential for wildlife viewing and is definitely worth the trip!  On ourContinue Reading Exploring the Park Loop Road in Katahdin Woods & Waters (KWW)

Where to go Backcountry Hiking and Camping in Maine

Where to go Backcountry Hiking and Camping in Maine

Maine is home to some of the most beautiful and remote backcountry hiking and camping adventures.  Maine’s parks and public lands offer scenic campsites in a number of beautiful settings including coastal islands, mountains and remote lakes. WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE YOU GO Before heading off the beaten path there are some things youContinue Reading Where to go Backcountry Hiking and Camping in Maine

Maine’s best remote and challenging backpacking and hiking trails

Maine’s best remote and challenging backpacking and hiking trails
Reaching the summit of Katahdin. Photo credit Coryn Wolk.
Climbing Mount Katahdin.
Photo credit: Coryn Wolk.

If you love peace and quiet, remarkable natural beauty, wildlife sightings and adding miles to your hiking boots, this list is for you!  Here are six of the most rugged, challenging places for backpacking and hiking in the state of Maine.

Deboullie Public Lands – Located in Aroostook County offering 21,871 acres of backcountry hiking, fishing, low mountains, clear ponds, remote and water-accessed campsites.  Over 22 miles of hiking trails.
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Nahmakanta Public Lands – Located in Piscataquis County offering 43,000 acres of lakes, ledges and deep forests including six water-accessible campsites and several hike-to campsites.  Very extensive network of hiking trails including a section of The Appalachian Trail.
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Bigelow Preserve – Located in Somerset and Franklin Counties offering over 36,000 acres including the whole seven-summit Bigelow Range.  The Appalachian Trail goes through this preserve and there are many side trails that can be hiked as well.
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