Our REVISED listing for the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend is up on the website – you can see it here. The hike will be on Saturday, February 22nd at 10am.
Table Rock overlooks Route 26 as it winds north through Grafton Notch in Newry, Maine. While the terrain is fairly moderate, it is steep near the end and the rock itself is exposed, so it’s not an appropriate outing for children. The views are spectacular – the peak shown above is Sunday River Whitecap and there are views of the Mahoosuc Range and Old Speck to the northwest. We will be taking the blue-blazed official Appalachian Trail side trail from the A.T. If you are planning to come along, please review the links below to prepare.
Grafton Notch State Park – this Maine State Parks page has information and maps about the area, including a description of the trails.
Maine Trail Finder – Another trails description with an embedded Google Map.
The trailhead is very easy to find and there is plenty of parking in the A.T. lot directly on Route 26. You can see the location on this map. We will meet in this parking lot. Remember, you must RSVP for this hike and snowshoes are required. If you do not have snowshoes, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 207-808-2073 and we will try and arrange a pair for you.
Wilderness Society conservation biologist Peter S. McKinley will be accompanying us on the hike to talk about the ecology of the Appalachian Trail in Grafton Notch.
See you on the trail!