Hiking in northern New England is no simple walk in the park. Consider that we’re also home to some of the finest micro-breweries in the business, and one has to wonder: What’s the point of all those rugged, root-tangled miles if the calories burnt aren’t immediately replenished by a pint of ale and good old pub grub?
What’s that? You don’t want to drive six hours for a 1,530 foot mountain? Oh, sure, there are plenty of worthy mountains in the Northeast. Many that are bigger, tougher, and (likely) closer. But how many of them are in scenic Acadia National Park? How many of them sport the highest point on the North Atlantic seaboard, and are amongst the first places in the United States to see sunlight? How many of them offer views not only of surrounding mountains, but also of Frenchman’s Bay and its spattering of islands and cruise ships?
3.8 miles round trip 2ish hours Difficulty: Weekend Warriors Good for: casual hikers, anyone looking to hide from tourists The Gorge Path begins with a leisure half-mile walk through pleasant…
The Cadillac Mountain North Ridge Trail in Acadia National Park is an easygoing hike good for families. On this trail you’ll be treated to scenic views of Frenchman Bay in Bar Harbor.