Category Archives: 1-Minute Adventures

1-minute hike: Gorge Path up Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park


Difficulty: Moderate-strenuous. From the Gorge Path trailhead on Park Loop Road, the trail is 1.9 miles to the top of Cadillac Mountain, making for an out and back hike of about 3.8 miles. The trail starts out gradual but becomes very rocky and steep as it climbs the eastern slope of the mountain. How to […]

1-minute hike: Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge in Wells


Difficulty: Easy. The 1-mile trail on the property is smooth and wide, with a solid enough surface for strollers and wheelchairs, which are permitted on the trail. How to get there: From Interstate 95, take Exit 19. At the end of the exit ramp, turn left onto Route 9-Route 109 and drive about 1.5 miles to the […]

1-minute hike: Black Mountain Cliffs near Franklin


Difficulty: Moderate-strenuous. The Black Mountain Cliffs loop — from the parking lot to the mountain’s west peak, down to Schoodic Beach, and back to the parking lot — is about 3 miles long. But to get the best views, you will need to hike off that loop about 1 mile to the mountain’s east peak, […]

1-minute hike: Bog Brook Cove Preserve in Cutler


Difficulty: Easy-moderate, depending on the trails you choose to hike within the preserve. The 0.4-mile leading from the preserve’s north parking area to the coast is wheelchair accessible, with a wide, smooth gravel base, while other trails in the preserve, such as the Ridge Trail, is narrow, rocky and hilly. How to get there: There […]