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

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

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