Category Archives: 1-Minute Adventures

1-minute hike: Kittredge Brook Forest in Bar Harbor

Difficulty: Easy. The 2 miles of trails in the preserve travel over fairly gentle terrain with a few gradual slopes. Expect a few sections of narrow bog bridges and exposed tree roots that can make footing tricky. How to get there: The main parking area for the preserve is behind Mount Desert Island High School […]

1-minute hike: Dodge Point Public Reserved Land in Newcastle

Difficulty: Easy to moderate. The trail network consists about 5 miles of traditional hiking trails and old roads. The Old Farm Road Trail is the easiest trail, being both smooth and wide; it strikes through the center of the preserve, linking all other trails. The Shore Trail, Ravine Trail and Timber Trail are narrower but […]

1-minute hike: Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge, Baring Division

Difficulty: Easy to moderate, depending on the trails and roads you choose to hike. The refuge features a wide variety of trails, including two wheelchair accessible trails. For those looking for more of a challenge, there are several hiking trails that travel for miles through designated federal wilderness and are minimally maintained.  How to get […]

1-minute hike: Great Pond Mountain in Orland

Difficulty: Moderate. Starting from the Great Pond Mountain Trailhead, the hike to the top of the mountain and back down is about 2.5 miles and includes gradual climbing over bare bedrock, stone staircases, uneven terrain, exposed tree roots and a few soggy sections of trail. The trail is well built, marked and maintained, but it […]