Tuesday, January 16, 2018

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Wilderness Realty, Inc.

Maine Land Sales Specialists

Hiking Opportunities at Moosehead Lake

The land around Moosehead Lake is dotted with several large mountain peaks (in excess of 2500 feet).  Several of these have short (max 3 miles) hiking trails to their summit affording tremendous views of the lake and surrounding mountains.  The longest hike is to the top of Big Moose Mountain.  Number 4 Mtn., Big Spencer Mtn., Mt. Kineo and Elephant Mtn. also have trails to spectacular vantage points.

These trails are great for ½ day to full day hikes.  Some can be steep; so you must be in reasonably good physical shape.  Be sure to wear a good pair of hiking boots and pack along some water, trail food, jacket and long pants.  The weather can change dramatically in this area, especially so atop the summits.

You can find these trails in The Maine Atlas, Maps 41 and 49.  There are descriptions of each in the front of this invaluable guide.  Pick a bluebird day and take a hike; the scenic rewards will be unforgettable.