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Grafton Notch State Park

January 2017

Old Speck

January 22, 2017 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

The latest Next Century 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.  Despite the warm weather right now, we are expecting deep snow at higher elevations and icy stretches throughout – snowshoes and traction aids for the ice are…

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February 2017

Baldpate – West Peak

February 19, 2017 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

What West Baldpate looks like in warmer times. THIS EVENT IF FREE AND OPEN TO ALL.  In honor of President's Day - since presidents can be bald - our upcoming Next Century Hike will be to the summit of West Baldpate Mountain in Grafton Notch State Park.  We will meet in the A.T. parking lot on the left side of Route 26 at 9am on Sunday, February 19th.  This is an up-and-back hike on the Appalachian Trail, with a distance…

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June 2017

East and West Baldpates Hike

June 18, 2017 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

Our Father's Day Next Century Hike will be up East and West Baldpate on June 18th.  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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July 2017

Old Speck Hike

July 9, 2017 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

  The latest Next Century 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 will be Sunday, July 9th at 9a,m.  We will meet in the Grafton Notch parking lot on the west side of…

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March 2018

Old Speck Hike – CANCELLED!

March 11, 2018 from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Free

Due to an injury to our trip leader, we have to cancel this hike! Change of plans!  Our next Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust hike will be up Old Speck in Grafton Notch.  This is one of our favorites and we had to cancel both times this winter.  With a big thump of snow on the way, hopefully somebody will have broken trail by Sunday and conditions will be good. This challenging yet awesome hike will run via the Appalachian…

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