Let’s Get Outside and Hike!

May 18, 2019  by Destination Moosehead

It’s finally time to put away your snow boots and dust off your hiking boots! Spring is here in the Moosehead Region and we like to celebrate it by challenging ourselves to take on the Moosehead Pinnacle Pursuit. By hiking six of Moosehead’s most popular summits, this annual hiking challenge earns you a badge (of honor!) and certificate.

Hike Mount Kineo, Number Four Mountain, Whitecap Mountain, Eagle Rock, Big Moose Mountain, and Borestone Mountain and become a registered member of the Moosehead Pinnacle Pursui

A badge doesn’t sound impressive enough? No worries, we’ve got you covered. If you hike all six trails within a 48-hour period, you earn Ultra status! For those of you who are really competitive, you can also do the challenge in winter, and if you hike the trails between January 1 and April 15, you earn the Winter badge. Are you really, really competitive? Well, then you can challenge yourself to become a member of the Winter Ultra Moosehead Pinnacle Pursuit, by doing the hikes from January 1 to April 15 in 48 hours!

You can learn about the rules and trails here.

The Moosehead Region boasts many awesome hiking trails but is perhaps best known for the Appalachian Trail’s 100-Mile Wilderness. Have you read Bill Bryson’s A Walk in the Woods or seen the movie? This is the bit where they, like most, give up. But 2019 can be the year that you, too, walk part of the 100-mile wilderness (and perhaps give up!). Regardless of how far you choose to hike, the trail is a challenging adventure in rugged terrain that offers a unique wilderness experience that only the Moosehead Region can offer.

If hiking isn’t your cup of tea, enjoy an easy two-mile hike along Moosehead Lake in Lily Bay State Park, or try Mount Kineo State Park with fairly easy hiking trails that all lead to the summit with spectacular 360° views of the lake and mountains.

And always remember, bring lots of water, take only pictures and leave only footprints!

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