Category Archives: 1-Minute Adventures

1-minute hike: Katahdin Hunt Trail in Baxter State Park

Difficulty: Very strenuous. The trail is 5.2 miles, one-way, and has an elevation gain 4,188 feet. The trail is extremely steep while traveling along Hunt Spur, a narrow, rocky ridge on the west side of the mountain. Many sections on the spur require hand-over-foot climbing. A few metal rungs embedded in rocks help hikers navigate […]

1-minute hike: Black Mountain near Sullivan

Difficulty: Moderate. The trail is especially rocky and measures 1.1 miles from the trailhead to the East Peak. The final stretch of the hike, just before the peak, is steep and features big steps that may not be navigable for some dogs and small children. You can easily add some distance onto your hike by […]

21 great hikes in Acadia National Park, plus hiking tips

Acadia National Park is one of the most famous destinations in Maine, and for good reason. It’s a place filled with natural beauty. It boasts mountains of pink granite, pristine ponds, bubbling brooks, dramatic sea cliffs and one of the state’s sandiest beaches. Acadia is the outdoor enthusiast’s dream, no matter their abilities or skill […]

1-minute hike: Shackford Head State Park in Eastport

Difficulty: Easy to moderate, depending on the trails you explore. The easiest trails are Cony Beach Trail, Shackford Head Trail and most of Overlook Look. The most difficult trails are Schooner Trail and Ship Point Trail due to steep, rocky slopes. How to get there: From Route 1 turn onto Route 190 and head towards […]