Category Archives: 1-Minute Hikes

1-minute ski: The Bait Hole in Millinocket

The causeway on Elbow Lake.

Difficulty: Easy-moderate. Some trails are constructed for beginner skiers, snowshoers and hikers, while other trails are narrower and have more hills. How to get there: From I-95, take Exit 244 (Medway/Millinocket) and follow signs to Millinocket on Route 157/Route 11.You’ll pass through the small town of East Millinocket on the way. Drive through downtown Millinocket […]

1-minute hike: Witch Hole Pond Loop in Acadia National Park

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Difficulty: Moderate. The 3.3-mile route is on wide, hilly carriage roads surfaced with gravel. The carriage roads are closed to vehicles and are appropriate for walking, biking, running, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. How to get there: Cross the causeway onto Mount Desert Island on Route 3 (also known as Bar Harbor Road) and veer left […]

1-minute ski: Dorion Loop Trail in Orono

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Difficulty: Easy-moderate. The 2.9-mile loop trail travels over fairly even terrain, passing over gentle hills and crossing a few wide bridges. This trail is good for beginners. How to get there: Take I-95 Exit 191 to Kelly Road. Drive east on Kelly Road 0.9 mile to Route 2. Turn left and drive 3.1 miles (passing through […]

1-minute hike: Trenton Community Trail

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Difficulty: Easy-moderate. The entire hike, including the bog boardwalk (out and back), is 2.4 miles,  according to the trail map. Challenges of the trail include many bog bridges, a couple narrow bridges spanning streams, exposed tree roots and uneven ground. Change in elevation is minimal. How to get there: A large paved parking area for […]