Maine Roadtrip Challenge: See 6 Beautiful Covered Bridges in one Day

Maine Covered Bridges While most of Maine’s covered bridges have long since collapsed or fallen victim to nature, nine historic covered bridges still remain.  The oldest original covered bridge still standing in Maine is Hemlock Bridge built in 1857.  The newest original bridge is Watson Bridge built in 1911.  Two of the nine bridges, Babb and … Read more

Coos Canyon: Maine’s Popular Roadside Stop and Gold Panning Location

Coos Canyon

People pan for gold in Maine? You bet, at Coos Canyon, a very popular roadside stop along the Swift River in Byron!  This hidden gem is definitely worth the trip.  This scenic stop is a 500-yard gorge that sits right next to the road.  It’s a great place to stretch your legs or have lunch.  The … Read more

Height of Land: Ultimate vantage point worth the stop

Panoramic Views     If you’re traveling in the Rangeley region of the state, be sure to stop at Height of Land.  This roadside rest stop overlooks Mooselookmeguntic Lake and the valley.  You’ll have the best view of the Rangeley Lakes Region and surrounding mountains, too.  The Appalachian Trail passes close by this roadside stop.  … Read more

Step Falls, Newry Maine: Great Family Waterfall Hike

Step Falls near Grafton Notch State Park Step Falls is one of my favorite places to visit any time of year in Maine.  The hike to the falls is an easy 20-25 minutes (0.6 miles) and is perfect for families.  The lower falls are an easy hike and the last section of the upper falls … Read more

Jeep Clubs and 4×4 Off-Road Trails in Maine

Where are the 4×4 off-road trails? Several people have asked me where the offroad trails are for Jeeps and other vehicles in Maine.  You might as well be asking me for the pin number to my ATM card- I won’t tell you.  The reason is simple- we belong to a Jeep club that practices Leave … Read more

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