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June 2018

Old Speck

June 24 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

The latest community hike will be up Old Speck in Grafton Notch!  This challenging yet awesome hike will run via the Appalachian Trail for a total roundtrip hike of 7.6 miles.  The summit elevation is 4,170 feet – the fifth highest summit in Maine and the highest in the Mahoosucs/Grafton Notch area. The date of the hike June 24th at 9am.  We will meet in the Grafton Notch parking lot on the west side of Route 26 where the A.T. crosses…

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July 2018

Gulf Hagas

July 14 from 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Free

Our next group hike will be Saturday July 14th to Gulf Hagas - often referred to as the Grand Canyon of the East! The 8-9 mile loop hike via the Rim Trail includes a section of the Appalachian Trail before starting on the Gulf Hagas trails. This is a geologically fascinating area, rich in flora and fauna and indigenous history. If conditions are safe, swimming opportunities exist!  Return hike will be via the tote road.  There is a $10 fee…

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Caribou Mountain

July 21 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free

Our next community hike will be on Saturday, July 21st at 10am.  We will be heading up Caribou Mountain in the White Mountain National Forest.  While the mountain is not directly on the Appalachian Trail it is on Forest Service land (like much of the A.T. landscape to the south) and there are great views of areas where the trail passes to the west and north.  Plus it is one of our favorite trips! We will be taking the Caribou Trail…

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Sugarloaf Mountain

July 28 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Caribou Pond Road, Caribou Pond Road
Carrabassett Valley , ME 04947 United States
Free

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August 2018

Bigelows/West Peak

August 5 from 8:45 am - 5:00 pm
Free

The forthcoming land trust community hike will be up the Bigelow Range to Avery Peak via the Fire Warden’s Trail on August 5th.  This is the quickest route from the south to the highest point in the Bigelow Range.  The total distance is 10 miles (five up and five back) and this is a strenuous trail. The trail begins at a kiosk on Stratton Brook Pond Road where there is parking (see map below).  The trail follows what used to…

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Old Blue Mountain

August 19 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free

The next Maine A.T. Land Trust hike will be up Old Blue Mountain (3,600 feet) from South Arm Road in Roxbury on August 4th at 10am.  To reach the trailhead in Black Brook Notch, drive east on Route 120 out of Andover, and then take a left on South Arm Road approximately a half mile outside of town.  Go 7.7 miles north on South Arm Road to reach the Appalachian Trail crossing.  There is a small area on the right side of…

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September 2018

Rangeley Trail Town Festival

September 1 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

  What are Rangeley’s best hikes? How can you select food and gear, and still keep your pack light? Learn this and more from seasoned outdoor enthusiasts at the Rangeley Trail Town Festival on Sept. 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Try your hand at free games, contests, and activities for everyone—all at Haley Pond Park on Pond Street, near Ecopelagicon. Rangeley is one of only 35 towns along the 2,180-mile AT to be named an official “Appalachian Trail…

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Crockers

September 9 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Caribou Pond Road, Caribou Pond Road
Carrabassett Valley , ME 04947 United States
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Free

The next Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust community hike will be on Sunday, September 9th at 10am, to the Crockers in Maine's High Peaks region.  From Caribou Valley Road in Carrabassett Valley, this hike will be 3.6 miles up to first South Crocker and then (north) Crocker Mountain, then back down for a total distance of 7.2 miles.  This is a strenuous hike on one of the great stretches of the A.T. in Maine! You must RSVP (in case of…

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High Peaks Green Drinks

September 11 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tumbledown Brewing, 805 Farmington Falls Road
Farmington, ME 04938 United States
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Hosted by the Greater Franklin Food Council and the Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust, this casual event is an opportunity for the residents of the High Peaks Region to come together over a beer and talk about the social and environmental issues that they care about. $10 donation at the door. One free beer courtesy of Tumbledown. More beer available for purchase. Family friendly- Free for all under-21. Snacks, kettle corn, and non-alcoholic beverages available!

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Goose Eye

September 15 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

Our latest Appalachian Trail community hike will be up 3,862-foot Goose Eye Mountain in Grafton Notch on September 15th at 9am!  For many years this mountain was only accessible for a day hike by heading over to New Hampshire at Success Pond Road.  The Wright Trail, an official Appalachian Trail side trail, was constructed to provide for a direct route to the heart of the Mahoosucs, in particular the State of Maine-designated Ecological Reserve area which covers most of Goose…

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