Holden, Maine

Top Spots in and near Holden

  • Dedham, Maine

    Bald Mountain Loop

    5.0
    1.55 mi / 505 ft gain
    Bald Mountain Loop is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Holden, Maine.
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  • Orono, Maine

    Walk along the Orono Bog Boardwalk

    1.5 mi / 19 ft gain
    To access the boardwalk you must park in the Bangor City Forest. From closest parking lot in Bangor its about .25 mile walk to the entrance. Take the trail on the far right of parking. You will eventually come across a small station with an information kiosk. The start of the boardwalk is behind ...
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  • Clifton, Maine

    Eagle Bluff North Summit

    5.0
    0.57 mi / 213 ft gain
    Eagle Bluff North Summit is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Eddington, Maine.
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  • Mariaville, Maine

    Mariaville Falls

    1.3 mi / 180 ft gain
    Mariaville Falls is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Ellsworth, Maine.
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  • Blue Hill, Maine

    Hike Blue Hill Mountain

    2 mi / 600 ft gain
    There are two main trailheads to access the mountain, both of which have various ways of getting up. One easy trail that has only a few steep sections is the Osgood trail. Start by parking at the Osgood parking lot. Cross the street, and follow the well marked trail up. Cross a small bridge, and ...
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  • Blue Hill, Maine

    Kayak Downeast Maine

    This scenic coastline is one of my favorites to travel whether it be on the water or on the shore. The route passes a large sand bar that is great for hanging out on, and enjoying a picnic. This coast also has quite a few summer houses, but it's not hard to find an open spot without bothering any...
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  • Mount Desert, Maine

    Kayak Long Pond

    You can reach the northern shore of Long Pond by following 102 South until you reach Somesville.  A few miles past this you will notice a Kayak Rental shop on your right and Whitney Farm Road.  You can park near here and utilize the shore to put your kayak in, or you can rent from the shop.  A pu...
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  • Mount Desert, Maine

    Camp at Mount Desert Campground on Somes Sound

    5.0
    Being in the center of Mt. Desert Island, you are just a quick drive to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor.This campground offers waterfront and off-waterfront sites.  The waterfront is right along Somes Sound and offers amazing views at anytime of the day.  We went during off season (no reserva...
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  • Bar Harbor, Maine

    Bar Island Trail

    5.0
    1.9 mi / 160 ft gain
    The Bar Island Trail is something I was a little hesitant to do at first, mainly because of my tendency to wander and take a lot longer on a trail than I anticipated. This trail is unique in that you can only access it and Bar Island at low tide by foot (crossing the sand bar) or if you have 4-wh...
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  • Bar Harbor, Maine

    Cadillac North Ridge Trail

    5.0
    4.15 mi / 1530 ft gain
    The Cadillac North Ridge Trailhead is accessible through Paradise Hill Road once you enter the park through the Hulls Cove Entrance. When driving on route 3 in Bar Harbor, keep an eye out for a sign that says "Acadia National Park Hulls Cove Entrance, Visitor Center Right Lane". Stay in the right...
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  • Bar Harbor, Maine

    Bar Harbor Shore Path

    4.0
    1.22 mi / 30 ft gain
    The Bar Harbor shore path is a simple walking trail that runs along the eastern shore of Mt. Desert Island. There's little to no elevation change since it's on the water's edge, but the views of this picturesque harbor are always worthwhile.  Despite being a mellow walk, this is something you re...
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  • Southwest Harbor, Maine

    Swim at Echo Lake

    Take a dip at Echo Lake in Acadia National Park! It's a small beach that's best driven to and easily park-able once you arrive. It's a refreshing stop for swimming that's right off of the beat and path. There are many campgrounds that rest upon the shores of Echo Lake if you want to be right on t...
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  • Mount Desert, Maine

    Hike Parkman Mountain

    4.0
    3.06 mi / 748 ft gain
    Parkman Mountain is already a lesser-hiked trail in the summer, and if you snowshoe it in the winter, it is very likely you’ll have the entire mountain to yourself. It offers exceptional views, a good amount of exposure, and solitude that is inspiring. From Parkman Mountain Parking area, walk pa...
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  • Mount Desert, Maine

    Hike Acadia's 6 Peak Circuit

    6.26 mi / 1373 ft gain
    Park yourself at Parkman Mountain Parking Area, a small lot located off of Route 3.  Remember to arrive early as this parking lot fills up quickly.  Load up your pack, grab your water, and maneuver your way through the carriage roads until you reach the Bald Peak Trailhead.  After a mile climb up...
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  • Mount Desert, Maine

    Hike the Bubbles Divide Trail to Bubble Rock in Acadia NP

    4.7
    1.16 mi / 300 ft gain
    Bubble Rock is a well-known natural wonder in Acadia National Park.  This large boulder, which was carried by powerful glaciers, is resting precariously on the edge of the summit of South Bubble.  Due to its fairly accessible location, it is a common stop for visitors to the park. The trail begi...
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  • Bar Harbor, Maine

    Explore Cadillac Mountain

    4.8
    0.35 mi
    Seeing the sunrise on top of Cadillac Mountain is an absolute must when in Acadia National Park. Not only is it awesome to catch the first sunrise in the U.S., but the views from Cadillac Mountain are unparalleled. At 1,532 feet, Cadillac Mountain is the highest point along the North Atlantic sea...
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Camping and Lodging in Holden

Bangor / Holden KOA Holiday
Holden, Maine

Bangor / Holden KOA Holiday

Bucksport / Fort Knox KOA Holiday
Orland, Maine

Bucksport / Fort Knox KOA Holiday

Bar Harbor / Oceanside KOA Holiday
Bar Harbor, Maine

Bar Harbor / Oceanside KOA Holiday

Schoodic Woods Campground
Winter Harbor, Maine

Schoodic Woods Campground

Skowhegan / Kennebec Valley KOA Journey
Canaan, Maine

Skowhegan / Kennebec Valley KOA Journey

Guides, Insights and Stories from Holden

Fall in Acadia National Park

Fall in Acadia National Park

Molly Mann

Why You Should Visit Acadia National Park Anytime This Year

Why You Should Visit Acadia National Park Anytime This Year

Chris Mongeau

10 Incredible Private Campsites in Maine

10 Incredible Private Campsites in Maine

The Outbound Collective

A Spontaneous Summer Solstice Campout on a Coastal Maine Island

A Spontaneous Summer Solstice Campout on a Coastal Maine Island

Affuera Vida

The Debate about a New National Monument in Maine’s Northern Woods

The Debate about a New National Monument in Maine’s Northern Woods

Danielle Tourigny