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Beehive to Gorham and Thunder Hole
by ahhhfresh on Jun 16, 2012
Acadia National Park, Maine, United States
Hiking | 3.5 miles
Beehive is a very popular hike in Acadia. It is also in the section of the park that you need to pay to enter, so if a secluded commune with nature is what you are after then this is not the hike for you. Even very early in the season we ran into a lot of hikers. Note that Beehive has rungs to climb and some sections of exposed cliffs, so it...
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Mansell Mountain: Long Pond to Mansell Peak to Perpendicular Trail
by ahhhfresh on Jul 30, 2011
Acadia National Park, Maine, United States
Hiking | 5.0 miles
This is another hike up Mansell Mountain (see my other one here), but significantly less strenuous than the last. While it's on the longer side (5 miles), the fact that you descend Perpendicular Trail instead of ascending it,  makes the hardest part of Mansell much easier. We did this hike with someone with some knee problems and she found it very doable, so I think this is a pretty good choice when hiking with...
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Mansell Mountain: Perpendicular Trail to Great Notch Loop
by ahhhfresh on Jul 09, 2011
Southwest Harbor, Maine, United States
Hiking | 3.2 miles
This is one of the first hikes I ever did in Acadia, but I had never GPS'ed it and hadn't done it in ages. So the weekend after the 4th of July we made a trip. The absolute best aspect of any Mansell Mountain hike is that the trails are not heavily used. In fact, during our afternoon hike we saw only one other couple on the trail, despite being at the...
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Witch's Hole and Paradise Hill via Carriage Roads
by ahhhfresh on Oct 30, 2010
Acadia National Park, Maine, United States
Walking | 4.4 miles
On a cold and drizzly Fall day, climbing to the top of a mountain isn't always appealing. Instead, we took a nice brisk walk on a portion of the many carriage roads that crisscross the island. This could also serve as a nice short bike ride if you have small children. Not a lot of great views since you're below the tree line (which is a blessing in the cold) but you are...
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Champlain North Ridge Trail (Formerly Bear Brook Trail)
by ahhhfresh on Oct 10, 2010
Acadia National Park, Maine, United States
Hiking | 2.0 miles
It was a very windy and overcast fall day when we did this hike, so we only did the short out and back trip to the top of Champlain. This is the shortest and least strenuous path to the top of Champlain and is often the way people come back down after doing Precipice. You could extend it to a 5.2 mile out and back hike by continuing on down from the...
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Acadia to Valley Peak to St. Sauveur Loop
by ahhhfresh on Sep 05, 2010
Acadia National Park, Maine, United States
Hiking | 5.0 miles
I apologize for the picture quality here, but I thought the hike was still worth posting even if I wan't 100% happy with how it came out. I forgot to charge the camera batteries so I had to use the cell phone... and then we missed the turn for Flying Mountain... so not the best hike ever. On the plus side, my cell phone battery lasted the entire 5 miles despite not...
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Norumbega Mountain - Goat Trail to Lower Hadlock Loop
by ahhhfresh on Jul 31, 2010
Acadia National Park, Maine, United States
Hiking | 3.4 miles
This is a hard hike to characterize, since it starts off with a strenuous ascent up Goat Trail but finishes quite leisurely along Lower Hadlock Pond and some beautiful cascades. The difficult part of Goat Trail is only about 0.3 miles and it comes at the very beginning, so once you get through that it's clear sailing with only the modest distance, not steepness, providing any challenge. Not a great hike for anyone looking...
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Camden Hills - Nature Trail to Ocean View Loop (Foggy)
by ahhhfresh on Jul 24, 2010
Camden, Maine, United States
Hiking | 2.8 miles
This was mainly a test of the EveryTrail Android App (I normally use a Garmin Forerunner 305 and a digital camera). It was extraordinarily foggy, as you can see from the pictures, so I can't evaluate any of the views... however it was a pretty decent hike otherwise. Even for a foggy and rainy day it seemed pretty popular as we ran into at least a half a dozen other groups of hikers.
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Valley Peak trail marker (Northeast Harbor, Maine, United States) Photo
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Valley Peak to Flying Mountain Loop
by ahhhfresh on Sep 19, 2009
Acadia National Park, Maine, United States
Hiking | 4.0 miles
A moderate intensity hike in one of the less trafficked areas of Acadia National Park.  The parking area for the trail head is on Fernald Point Road off of 102, near Southwest Harbor.  Despite the fact that the trail isn't in a tourist heavy area, the relatively low height of the peaks and large number of nearby houses don't make for a secluded hike.  In fact, we heard what sounded like a...
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Wet Trail (Otter Creek, Maine, United States) Photo
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Cadillac and Dorr via Canon Brook Trail
by ahhhfresh on Jun 13, 2009
Acadia National Park, Maine, United States
Hiking | 6.3 miles
This is a hike in Acadia National Park near Bar Harbor in Maine.  It is a loop that hits the sights of Featherbed, a secluded mountain pond, the not so secluded summit of Cadillac mountain, and then down, up, and over to neighboring Dorr mountain before heading back down Dorr's southern side.  It's our longest hike to date at 6.3 miles, and quite breathtaking in sections.  I found it to be pretty challenging, though that's...
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Blue Hills Reservation - Skyline Loop
by ahhhfresh on May 31, 2009
Milton, Massachusetts, United States
Hiking | 2.6 miles
Our first hike of the Spring was a local one. We're trying to try more of the parks around Boston so we can get more hiking in than when we are up in Maine. Neither of us had ever been to Blue Hills, even though it's only 30 minutes from where we live in Cambridge.The trail was fairly steep in parts, but they were balanced with some significant flat sections...
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Mt. Holyoke via Dry Brook Trail
by ahhhfresh on Nov 01, 2008
Hockanum, Massachusetts, United States
Hiking | 3.6 miles
A very nice and pleasant hike with great views from the summit.  The start of the loop is a not at either of the main entrances, but off of Old Mountain Road which is one way coming from Hockanum Road (47) near an old graveyard.  You'll split off the path from the summit and follow the Dry Brook trail with is well blazed in blue.  It's a mostly level trek through the...
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Flying Moose Mountain
by ahhhfresh on Oct 03, 2008
Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust, Maine, United States
Hiking | 5.3 miles
Nice big trail that is well kept.  Most of the hike was getting to the trailhead from the road.  Some pretty views as you ascend.  Because of the width of the trails, it doesn't feel quite as "immersive in nature" as many hikes.  Note that we did go past the trail head even though they are all very well marked.
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Gorham Mountain/Cadillac Cliffs
by ahhhfresh on Oct 04, 2008
Acadia National Park, Maine, United States
Hiking | 1.9 miles
This is a well used trail within the area of Acadia that you must pay to enter.  We made it a loop by including the Cadillac Cliffs trail with the Gorman Mountain section.  While we ascended the Gorman trail and descended the Cadillac Cliffs one, I would suggest the opposite because there is a large rock slide area that would probably be much more fun to climb up than it was to...
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Giant Slide Hike
by ahhhfresh on Sep 13, 2008
Acadia National Park, Maine, United States
Hiking | 4.3 miles
We had planned on doing Beehive, but it rained heavily on Friday, and so we decided the iron rungs and ladders on that trail might be too slippery and dangerous.  Instead, we tried Gaint Slide which is supposed to be especially beautiful after rains.   It was indeed very pretty, with numerous small water falls and clear mountain pools as you clamber over moss covered rocks.  It's pretty strenous, not because of grade...

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