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 email@example.com 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!
Our next winter hike will be on Saturday, January 20th at 9:30am. The destination will be Piazza Rock (a big rock) and Eddy Pond (a nice pond, shown above) on the A.T. going up Saddleback Mountain. The distance to Piazza Rock is 1.8 miles, and Eddy Pond is about 1.9 mile beyond that. Altogether, there and back, the distance is 7.4 miles. This is a moderate hike that has ups and downs but we will not be ascending any peaks, and we will not be going above treeline. Note on the meeting spot: in warmer months there is a parking area where the A.T. crosses route 4, but it is usually not plowed in the winter. If it is, park there. If not, park alongside the road and we will meet where the A.T. crosses route 4.
More info here: Maine Trail Finder – Appalachian Trail Piazza Rock
The forecast shows temperatures in the 30’s so it should be a nice way to get outside! You must RSVP for this hike below, or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 207-808-2073. Let us know if you have any questions!