The Maine A.T. Land Trust’s Community Hikes program provides free guided hiking trips to the general public from May to October and then from January to March. There are typically two to three hikes per month (depending on weather) and trips are guided by trained trip leaders. The program has been enormously successful at bringing individuals to the A.T. landscape but they can fill up quickly! The limit for participants is usually 5-8 individuals. If a hike you would like to attend is currently filled up, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the waiting list. Summer hikes will be listed in May, winter hikes will be listed in December, so check back if you don’t see any!
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East and West Baldpate
July 13, 2019 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pmFree
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 ledges that look very dramatic in the photo above, but are not too scary. We will meet at the parking lot on Route 26 at 9:00am (see below) in order to accommodate the estimated hiking time of 6 hours. You must RSVP for this hike below, by emailing us at email@example.com or by calling 207-808-2073. We will have ridesharing info for attendees. Rain date will be Sunday, July 14th.
More information about The Baldpates can be found here:
See you there!