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

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

Gauntlet Falls & Mud Gauntlet Falls, Jo-Mary Road in the North Maine Woods

Just off Route 11 between Millinocket and Brownville Junction I recently visited the North Maine Woods to find two fantastic waterfalls:  Gauntlet Falls and Mud Gauntlet Falls.  Most people only visit Gauntlet Falls, but I noticed DeLorme shows Mud Gauntlet Falls just below Gauntlet and decided to check it out.  I hear Gauntlet Falls is … Read more

Ledge Falls, Medway – Easy to Reach Swimming and Fishing Spot

Just outside of East Millinocket I noticed Ledge Falls on my DeLorme Atlas when planning a visit to Gauntlet Falls recently (map 43).  Since it was on the way, I figured we would check it out!  I was surprised to notice that these are not very big “falls” at all.  I’m sure they sound like … Read more

Baxter State Park: Katahdin Stream Falls Hike

Awesome Falls My weekend adventure brought me to Katahdin Stream Falls in Baxter State Park.  These falls are a relatively easy hike, and well worth your time when you’re visiting the park.  The trailhead for this hike is at Katahdin Stream Campground, which is popular for hikers climbing to the summit of Mount Katahdin.  The … Read more

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