In Maine we are so fortunate. We can hike mountains, seeing nothing but forest, lakes, ponds or we can hike and see an ocean! It does not take long to get to either of these from Waterville, Maine!
We started this traverse in the small town of Camden, Maine. The hike ascends quickly. As we scrambled up ledges, watching where our feet and hands were placed, stopping to catch our breath and shedding layers of clothing, your gaze quickly catches the sight of the ocean. In awe, you stand and ponder at a gorgeous view. At this elevation, the town has become very miniscule in size and the ocean so vast; you see schooners, ferry boats, fishing boats glistening on the water.
We could stay for hours, but as this traverse was going to be approximately six to nine miles, we needed to move on… we continued to ascend, catching glimpses of both countryside and ocean. We lingered for a few minutes on top of Mt. Battie, then starting down to the Tablelands, only to look up towards Mt.Megunticook (the second tallest coastal mountain on the East Coast), where we were headed next. We stopped at the aptly named Ocean Overlook for lunch. Upon starting out again, we lost sight of the ocean, but walked through some beautiful forest. There are a couple of side- trails one can take such as Maiden Cliffs & Bald Rock Mtn. which loop around to finish up on Mt. Cameron. In November, Mt. Cameron was a sea of low, redblueberry bushes, indicative of the turning of the season here in Maine. But in August, the bushes will be filled with ripe berries. Upon decending this small mountain, the trail leads towards Cellardoor Winery. Yes! we did enjoy a glass of wine before departing and reflecting on a gorgeous hike with great company.
Come join us at the ATC Maine 2017 Conference and enjoy this adventure!
Andrew Wyeth’s 100th Birthday Celebrated at the Farnsworth MuseumAndrew Wyeth spent most of the summers of his life on the coast of Maine – the setting for his seminal painting at the Olson farm (also the location for over 300 of his works) and where he is buried.
Christina’s World MoMA -- the Olsen House, Cushing, Maine
exhibit on Wednesday, August 9th. Andrew, an admirer of Thoreau, often painted Maine landscapes and walked the lands surrounding the Olson farm.After lunch, the Farnsworth Museum excursion will stop at this National Historic Landmark, where you can get your picture taken in a field with the Olson House in the background.
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