Hiking Gulf Hagas – The Grand Canyon of Maine

The Grand Canyon of Maine Hiking Gulf Hagas is an experience all its own.  Maine is home to countless beautiful hiking opportunities, although none quite like “The Grand Canyon of Maine”, one of our unique natural wonders.  Henry and I decided to hike Gulf Hagas after our five-day trip down the Allagash Wilderness Waterway.  Our … Read more

Maine’s best remote and challenging backpacking and hiking trails

Reaching the summit of Katahdin. Photo credit Coryn Wolk.
Climbing Mount Katahdin.
Photo credit: Coryn Wolk.

If you love peace and quiet, remarkable natural beauty, wildlife sightings and adding miles to your hiking boots, this list is for you!  Here are six of the most rugged, challenging places for backpacking and hiking in the state of Maine.

Deboullie Public Lands – Located in Aroostook County offering 21,871 acres of backcountry hiking, fishing, low mountains, clear ponds, remote and water-accessed campsites.  Over 22 miles of hiking trails.
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Nahmakanta Public Lands – Located in Piscataquis County offering 43,000 acres of lakes, ledges and deep forests including six water-accessible campsites and several hike-to campsites.  Very extensive network of hiking trails including a section of The Appalachian Trail.
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Bigelow Preserve – Located in Somerset and Franklin Counties offering over 36,000 acres including the whole seven-summit Bigelow Range.  The Appalachian Trail goes through this preserve and there are many side trails that can be hiked as well.

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How to find the Abandoned Locomotives of the Eagle Lake & West Branch Railroad in the Northern Maine Woods

Two full-sized trains rest quietly in the Northern Maine Woods, abandoned in the early 1930’s from the Eagle Lake & West Branch Railroad.  How do you find them?  It’s easy, and I’m going to give you the most comprehensive directions you’ll find on the internet! There is a NEW road, parking area and trail to reach … Read more

More than a pair of abandoned locomotives in the Maine woods

There is a NEW road, parking area and trail to reach the trains as of summer 2019!  Get everything you need to know in the Adventure Guide to Maine’s Abandoned Ghost Trains here! Most people have heard about the pair of abandoned steam locomotives located in the North Maine Woods, but there is a whole … Read more