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Treks and hiking

Thunder Bay, Canada
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Treks and hiking

Are there many must see trek and hiking trails in Maine.

Ones that are consider world class must see and do type of things.

Any famous treks in the area? or anything outdoors type that is totally a must do?

Bar Harbor, Maine
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1. Re: Treks and hiking

There is the Appalachian Trail which goes through Maine. There is the Knife Edge trail up Kathadin. There is the Precipice Trail in Acadia National Park, which involves iron rungs and is quite difficult and dangerous.

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2. Re: Treks and hiking

I just returned from skiing and an overnight stay on a portion of the Maine Huts and Trails trail. It is close to a section of the Appalachian Trail,so you could do sections of each.


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3. Re: Treks and hiking

N'thing the Appalachian Trail.

If you go to the head of the AP at Baxter State park you are not far from Millinocket where there is great river rafting and skydiving - http://www.jumpandraft.com/

Did that trip a few years ago and had a blast on the class V's and then jumped from a plane. Can't beat the rush in just 24 hours ;)

Also if you go out to Lubec, ME and Campabello Island, Canada, there is some very nice hiking around the lighthouses (East & West Quoddy Head).

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The section of the Appalachian Trail that begins in Monson ME and runs north toward Mt Katahdin is known as the "100 mile wilderness" and is the longest section of the entire Appalachian Trail between paved roads....

The section of the trail in extreme western Maine includes several 4.000 foot mountains and an infamous section in Mahoosuc Notch which is basically a mile-long scramble over huge granite boulders. The through-hikers I've talked to almost universally describe the Maine Section of the trail as the toughest hiking anywhere along its Maine-to-Georgia length.

In addition to the very popular hike up Mt Katahdin to Baxter Peak -- Baxter State Park offers other great hikes and climbs, including one that runs from Roaring Brook in the southern end of the park to South Branch Pond in the northern area by way of Wassataquoik Lake... not a day trip, but a chance to really get away from other people....

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5. Re: Treks and hiking

I will echo the 100 mile wilderness suggestion and Mt. Katahdin. Two other sources of information that you might find useful:

Maine Outdoor Adventure Club: www.MOAC.org

Maine Appalachian Mountain Club: www.AMCMaine.org

There are lots of hiking opportunities in Maine depending on how long and rugged that you want. You might also check out the Bold Coast Trail that is in Down East Maine. Lots of trails around Acadia National Park for day hiking. There is also rock climbing at Otter Cliffs.

Depending on what kind of outdoor activities that you are looking for, there is also top notch sea kayaking, birding, fly fishing.....

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