Buckfield, Maine

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  • Gorham, New Hampshire

    Backpack to Osgood Tentsite and Hike Mount Madison

    5.0
    9.3 mi / 4521 ft gain
    Begin at Great Gulf Trailhead (located on the west side of NH Route 16, about 1.5 mi. south of the junction with Dolly Copp Rd.) which offers a large fee for parking lot. Bring cash and pay at the self service pay station then display your receipt in car. Walk towards the back of the parking lot ...
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  • Jackson, New Hampshire

    Drive Mt. Washington Auto Road

    3.0
    Starting at roughly 3,000ft above sea level the Mt. Washington Auto Road will take you up nearly eight miles of beautiful, scenic, and well maintained mountain auto roads to The Mount Washington Summit. The summit sits at 6,289 and offers stunning 360° views of New Hampshire's Presidential Range,...
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  • Conway, New Hampshire

    Cathedral Ledge via Bryce Path Trail

    2.07 mi / 574 ft gain
    Cathedral Ledge via Bryce Path Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Bartlett, New Hampshire.
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  • Bartlett, New Hampshire

    Hike Cathedral Ledge

    4.0
    3.4 mi / 722 ft gain
    During spring, summer and fall there is a road that allows you to drive to the top of Cathedral Ledge. In winter the road is closed off to vehicles so reaching the top requires a 1.7 mile hike. Once at the top, there is a fenced in lookout with a 180 degree view of North Conway and the surroundin...
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  • Portland, Maine

    Kayak Casco Bay

    4 mi
    This kayaking adventure begins at East End Beach at the Eastern Promenade in Portland. There is an easy boat launch zone if you have your own sea kayaks, but if you need to rent, Portland Paddle is right at the launch zone! It is $45 for 2 hours with a tandem sea kayak, which is what we opted for...
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  • Portland, Maine

    Hike to Jewell Falls

    4.0
    2 mi / 300 ft gain
    Fore River Sanctuary is 85 acres in the heart of Portland right off of Congress Street. It is a unique place where the river meets the ocean and creates a marshland landscape, which provides a plethora of opportunities to see wildlife (especially a great diversity of birds - waterfowl, herons, eg...
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  • Andover, Maine

    Fly Fish Lower Dam at Rapid River, Maine

    Getting to Rapid River can be a bit of a trek, as the 10 or so miles leading to it is a maze of logging roads and the cell service is spotty at best. Here is a rundown of the route:Driving Northeast on Rt 26, take a sharp right onto Andover RD (East B Hill Road)After 2.1 miles, turn left onto Bro...
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  • Conway, New Hampshire

    Drive the Kancamagus Highway

    4.8
    34.5 mi
    The Kancamagus Highway is designated an American Scenic Byway. It cuts through the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The highest point along the drive is 3000 feet. It is known as one of the best fall viewing areas in the country. If your interested there is also several campgrounds along thi...
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  • Jackson, New Hampshire

    Hike Tuckerman's Ravine Trail on Mt. Washington

    4.9
    9 mi
    While this trail is open year round with winter hiking/skiing down the ravine walls, this entry will focus on hiking in the warmer months.Your hike starts behind the Pinkham Notch AMC Center in Jackson, NH at an elevation of approximately 2050 ft. There is plenty of parking at the visitors cente...
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  • Jackson, New Hampshire

    Winter Ascent of Mt. Washington Via Lion Head Trail

    8 mi / 4200 ft gain
    Park at the Pinkham Notch visitor center off of Route 16, your stopping point for all things Tuckerman’s Ravine and Mt. Washington related. The ranger station is open year round and there is food and up to date weather conditions from the summit. There is also a locker room with showers available...
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  • South Portland, Maine

    Portland Breakwater Lighthouse (Bug Light)

    5.0
    Built in 1855, (also known as 'Bug Light') the lighthouse was used as a breakwater to the bustling harbor of Portland during the booming shipbuilding era during the World Wars.  The small size of the the breakwater eventually led to the lighthouse being decommissioned in 1943, but located in Bug...
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  • Portland, Maine

    Hike Peaks Island

    2 mi
    Peaks Island is the closest of the Casco Bay Islands to Portland, ME. It is a residential island that fills up with tourists in the summertime. If you visit the Peaks mid-spring, you can count on fairly decent weather and fewer crowds. There is a hotel and three or four restaurants on the island,...
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  • South Portland, Maine

    Spring Point Lighthouse

    4.7
    1 mi / 39 ft gain
    Being a less popular lighthouse out of the many in the greater Portland area, parking is easy and crowds are limited. Parking at Fort Prebble is ideal for a short walk to the lighthouse. Completed in 1897, off the shoreline of Fort Prebble, Spring Point is a unique lighthouse with huge importanc...
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  • Randolph, New Hampshire

    Madison Spring Hut to Lake of the Clouds Hut via Gulfside Trail

    5.0
    6.76 mi / 2441 ft gain
    Madison Spring Hut to Lake of the Clouds Hut via Gulfside Trail is a point-to-point trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Randolph, New Hampshire.
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  • Randolph, New Hampshire

    Hike the Northern Presidentials

    15.6 mi
    The Presidential Range is a mountain range located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. They contain the highest peaks of the Whites and are named after Presidents of the U.S. I also want to add that this range is known for having some of the worst weather in America, mainly because of the un...
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  • Jackson, New Hampshire

    Lake of the Clouds from Mount Washington Summit via Crawford Path

    5.0
    2.81 mi / 1224 ft gain
    Lake of the Clouds from Mount Washington Summit via Crawford Path is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Randolph, New Hampshire.
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