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Maine Hiking and Outdoor Sports Travel: Enjoy Your Wilderness Experience From The Mountains To The Sea

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Maine Hiking and Outdoor Sports Travel: Enjoy Your Wilderness Experience From The Mountains To The SeaI caught the travel bug years ago and have been on the move ever since.  I absolutely adore my European vacations, but there are some amazing getaway close to home that deserve some recognition as well.

Taking an amazing trip doesn’t always mean that you have to board a plane and travel halfway across the world.  There are some pretty impressive destinations right here in the Northeast, like the beautiful state of Maine.

I can’t say enough about Maine, and everything the beautiful state has to offer.  The nature, wildlife, and scenery in Maine can not be rivaled.

Maine Hiking and Outdoor Sports Travel: Enjoy Your Wilderness Experience From The Mountains To The SeaRecently, I have begun to really enjoy Hiking , not only is it beneficial to your health, but I love the idea of getting close to nature again and taking time away from our busy lives to unplug.  That’s why taking a trip to Maine is on my bucketlist, and I will be making it a reality as soon as possible.

I was checking out some hiking destinations online, and it seemed like everywhere I searched, hikers raved about the trails and mountains in Maine.  Maine hiking options are limitless and the path you choose will always be the right one.  Whether you want to hike through the mountains, along the sea coast, or through the forest, Maine has it ALL.  And, there are literally thousands of miles of trails, so you can take a short day hike, or hit the rails for weeks, it’s totally up to you!

I have made it a personal goal of mine to complete the Moose Pinnacle Pursuit.  If you’re an avid hiker than surely you have heard of it.  The Moosehead Pinnacle Pursuit challenges hikers to climb to the tops of 6 of Maine’s most majestic mountains:  Mount Kineo, Number Four Mountain, Whitecap Mountain, Eagle Rock, Big Moose Mountain, and Borestone Mountain.  When you reach the tops, the panoramic Moosehead lake views promise to breathtaking and make the hike well worth it. 

Maine Hiking and Outdoor Sports Travel: Enjoy Your Wilderness Experience From The Mountains To The SeaMount Kineo sounds like it will be a little difficult with its 763-foot sheer cliff. But, it’s well worth it because Mount Kineo is also home to one of the world’s largest masses of rhyolite, a light-colored volcanic rock found in select spots throughout the state.

The official Moose Pinnacle Pursuit website has helpful maps for each mountain and detailed trail guides.  They also have a beautiful photo gallery that has me itching to hit the trails at Moosehead, and the site also has detailed information on each mountain and directions to them.

I am already planning my trip to Greenville, Maine in the Spring – the largest city in the Moosehead Lake region.  The lake itself is massive, at 40 miles long and 20 miles wide, and is surrounded by multiple cities and towns.  The list of cozy inns and B&B’s are endless – and I still haven’t settled on a final decision. 

Maine Hiking and Outdoor Sports Travel: Enjoy Your Wilderness Experience From The Mountains To The SeaA lot of the hikers taking the Moosehead Pinnacle Pursuit and hiking challenge actually camp out at local campgrounds or even rent a cabin near the mountain, but I’m not quite that adventurous yet.  However, if camping is your thing, then Maine is certainly the right place for you!

Sure, I am going to Maine for the hiking experience, but that’s not all that the beautiful state has to offer.  If you love the outdoors and Outdoor Adventure, then you have to consider travelling to Maine for your next trip. The Moosehead Lake is named after moose of course, and is packed full of the massive mammals.  In fact, when you are visiting Moosehead, you can even take a moose safari with a guide and spot the beautiful animals in their natural habitat.

Sadly, my husband isn’t as excited about hiking as I am, but he’s still pretty excited about our upcoming Maine trip and is already planning which one of his fishing poles he will bring along.  Fishing and boating are of course very popular in the Moosehead Lake Region.  And, during the Winter you can even go ice-fishing or skiing as well.

Maine Hiking and Outdoor Sports Travel: Enjoy Your Wilderness Experience From The Mountains To The Sea

Some of our greatest trips and vacations have actually turned out to be right in our backyard!  Before you spend an arm and a leg taking a cruise or flying to Europe, consider something a little close to home like Maine, which has so much to offer!  And, if you’re an avid hiker or even just a beginner like myself, you are doing yourself a disservice by not planning a trip to the Moosehead Lake region.

Photo credit: Cait Bourgault Photography 

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26 Comments

  1. robin rue says

    I love Maine and not just for the hiking. I am only an hour from the border, but the good hikes are more like 5 hours from me 🙂

  2. Stacie says

    I think hiking in Maine would be an amazing experience for our family. We love nature, and Maine is such a gorgeous state!

  3. Trasy @ Ascending Butterfly says

    I have never been to Maine but have enjoyed a good Maine Lobster at my favorite Seafood Restaurants! Is there a hiking trail that would lead me straight to the lobster pot? LOL 🙂

  4. Neely Moldovan says

    I have never been to Maine but its on my list. It seems like sucha beautiful and relaxing place to visit!

  5. Monica says

    Your photos are MAGIC and make me nostalgic for our family trips to Maine during my childhood. I have to take my own kids to see this beauty and escape our concrete jungle.

  6. Jaime says

    I love great hiking, and have never been to Maine. I’d love to visit and see all that the area has to offer.

  7. Emily Erson says

    I love everything about Maine and New England. So nostalgic and beautiful.

  8. Shell says

    What a gorgeous place to hike! I’d love to visit Maine.

  9. Joline says

    Maine is beautiful! It’s always at the back of our minds whenever we visit the States, I think next time we should finally just go!

  10. Heather Johnson says

    Maine is totally on my list of places to explore in the future. I really want to check out all the natural beauty. And, of course, the lobster and other seafood!

  11. Maureen says

    Maine is a beautiful place to visit. Love that you shared some hiking experience and other things you can enjoy in Maine 🙂

  12. Pam says

    I really like hiking. It’s a great way to exercise and being out in nature always makes me feel great.

  13. Theresa says

    I love getting out into the great outdoors. I think Maine has a lot of beauty to see and explore, so I’d love to go there with my family some day.

  14. Carol Cassara says

    Hiking is one of the things that I enjoy doing with friends or with my husband. It’s really relaxing and it makes you appreciate a place even more! It would be so nice to go hiking here!

  15. Jocelyn @ Hip Mama's Place says

    Maine is such a beautiful place with plenty to explore! It’s really awesome to go there and enjoy what it has to offer. I would also love to give hiking a try!

  16. travel blogger says

    I have done a little bit of hiking in Maine, and it is so amazing! Just breathtaking views! This makes me want to get back to Maine and hike some more!

  17. Kita Bryant says

    What a gorgeous place to do a hike. I’ve never been to Maine but would love to visit after this!

  18. Tonya says

    Maine has been on my bucket list to visit for so long. I can’t wait for the opportunity to spend time exploring the outdoors there!

  19. Shannon Gurnee says

    I’ve never been to Maine before, but it sounds like an amazing place to visit. I would love to visit there someday.

  20. Rosey says

    I have not heard of it until now. I love that it’s your goal though, and I wish you every success in achieving it.

  21. Crystal says

    I feel lucky because there’s so much to see and do near my home. I love to explore and local destinations make it possible to do it regularly.

  22. Pam says

    Maine is such a beautiful state. We visited there 10 years ago and had such a great time. Would love to go back and see some of what we missed the first time.

  23. Dogvills says

    I haven’t been to Maine yet, but I know they’ve got the best lobsters there. I hope I get a chance to visit and do some hiking or at least to enjoy the beauty of nature there.

  24. Kiwi says

    Im with you all vacations dont have to be so exotic. I never been to Maine but I would be open to it, I didnt know it had so many hiking spots!

  25. angie says

    I enjoy getting out in the great outdoors I would love to hike in maine as it is a beautiful place.

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