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April 2019

Portland Trails 15×15 / Annual Meeting

April 11 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Oxbow Brewing, 49 Washington Ave.
Portland, ME 04101 United States

Portland Trails' annual meeting is coming up and the Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust will be presenting to the group on Appalachian Trail conservation!   Lots of other friends are on the agenda as well! The annual meeting is a night of the best ideas in trails, transportation, conservation, and placemaking from members of our community. The 15×15 presentation style inspires presenters to be deep, brief, and snappy; and it inspires audiences to walk away educated and entertained. Presenters get 15…

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June 2019

Four Ponds Hike

June 15 from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Height of Land, Maine Route 17
Township D, ME United States
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Free

Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust’s first of many warm season hikes will be on Saturday, June 15th – destination, Four Ponds.  We will meet at the Height of Land overlook at 9:30am in the parking area.  We can proceed to the summit of Spruce Mountain and then down the backside to series of remote, high-elevation ponds within the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands’ Four Ponds area. This is a moderate hike and we can choose to make it shorter or longer, depending on…

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Old Speck Hike

June 22 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

The latest Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust 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. This hike will be Saturday, June 22nd at 9am.  We will meet in the Grafton Notch parking lot on the west side of Route…

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July 2019

East and West Baldpate

July 13 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

Our next community hike will be up East and West Baldpate on July 13th at 9am.  These two peaks mark the east side of Grafton Notch State Park, with the East Peak being higher (3,882 feet).  We will go for both peaks from the Grafton Notch parking lot on Route 26.  Total round trip distance will be 7.6 miles (AMC Maine Mountain Guide lists it as 8 miles round trip). This hike should be considered strenuous and there are some…

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Mount Abraham

July 27 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fire Warden Trail, Rapid Stream Road
Kingfield, ME 04947 United States
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The Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust’s latest community hike will be on Saturday, July 27th, starting at 9am!  This is a challenging, 9.1-mile hike (total distance) that traverses varied terrain via the Fire Warden Trail.  This trail meanders through woods before climbing steeply and emerging on a rocky slope above treeline.  It is a great hike on one of Maine’s most spectacular and important mountains.  And it's free to come along! More information about the trail can be found here:  Maine…

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August 2019

Puzzle Mountain Hike

August 17 from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Puzzle Mountain Trailhead, 1000 Bear River Road
Newry, ME 04261 United States
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Our next community hike trip of the 2019 warm season will be up Puzzle Mountain on August 17th!  We will meet at 9:30am at the trailhead (shown on the map below) which is at the Grafton Loop parking lot.  The distance from the parking area to the summit is 3.6 miles and should take approximately 3 hours.  So, total hike will be 7.2 miles over about 6 hours.  This is a strenuous hike due to overall length and elevation gain…

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Saddleback Mountain Visual Resource Inventory Hike

August 25 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Berry Pickers’ Trail Madrid Township, ME United States
Free

*************This event is full!************************ Our upcoming community hike on the A.T. will be up the Berry Pickers Trail to The Horn and Saddleback Mountain on Sunday, August 25th - this will be a hike for the National Park Service Visual Resource Inventory project!  You should contact us at info@matlt.org if you want to attend. An exact description of the route can be found here at Maine Trail Finder: Berry Picker’s Trail We are going to head up to the Horn…

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September 2019

Goose Eye Mountain Hike

September 7 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

Our latest community hike will be up 3,862-foot Goose Eye Mountain in Grafton Notch on September 7th 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 Eye Mountain.…

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Cranberry Peak Hike

September 21 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Curry Road, Curry Road
Stratton, Maine 04982
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Our next Community Hike will be up Cranberry Peak (3,214 feet) in the Bigelow Range via the Bigelow Range Trail on September 21st!  We will meet in the trailhead parking area at the end of Currie Street (sometimes spelled “Curry”) in Stratton at 9:30am on Saturday, September 21st.  This will be an up-and-back hike up the Bigelow Range Trail, with a distance of 3.2 miles each way for a total distance of 6.4 miles.  The trail is moderate for most of…

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October 2019

Little Bigelow Hike

October 19 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

Our next A.T. community hike will take place on October 19th – we will be tackling Little Bigelow, the long, lower peak at the east end of the Bigelow Range.  We just hiked this mountain in October but it’s so awesome that we wanted to do it again in the snow!  This hike is approximately 6.2 miles in length and should take at least 6 hours start to finish.  It features spectacular views of the Bigelow Range, Flagstaff Lake and…

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