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Great Pond Mountain Wildlands, Dead River Trailhead hiking

Maine, United States

By lydia.crawford

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What are the activities at Great Pond Mountain Wildlands, Dead River Trailhead ?

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Why choose a trail at Great Pond Mountain Wildlands, Dead River Trailhead?

The Great Pond Mountain Wildlands is a vast area of forest and mountains in central Maine. The Dead River Trailhead is the main access point to the wildlands, and offers hikers and mountain bikers a variety of trails to explore. The trails wind through dense forests, past rushing rivers and pristine ponds, and up to the rocky summits of the Great Pond Mountains. There are also several miles of multi-use trails for horseback riding and ATVs. The Dead River Trailhead is a great place to spend a day or a weekend exploring the natural beauty of Maine.


What are the services on site?

Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule

From sunrise to sunset

Coordinates
-68.6884892
44.592888

What are the coordinates and address of Great Pond Mountain Wildlands, Dead River Trailhead?

Great Pond Mountain Wildlands, Dead River Trailhead
(207) 469-6929
Don Fish Trail, Orland, ME 04472, USA

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Starting Point

The easiest way to get to the start of the trails at the Great Pond Mountain Wildlands, Dead River Trailhead is to drive north on U.S. Route 1 from Augusta, Maine. Take exit 113 for ME-27 and drive east for about 9 miles. Turn left onto ME-135 and drive north for about 5 miles. Turn right onto ME-149 and drive west for about 2 miles. Turn left onto ME-150 and drive north for about 1 mile. The Dead River Trailhead will be on your right.

Why visit Great Pond Mountain Wildlands, Dead River Trailhead

The Great Pond Mountain Wildlands is a great place to visit for its natural beauty and for its opportunities for outdoor recreation. The Dead River Trailhead is a great starting point for exploring the wildlands, as it provides access to a network of hiking trails that wind through the forests and mountains of the area. The trails are well-maintained and offer hikers beautiful views of the surrounding landscape.

The wildlands are also home to a variety of wildlife, including black bears, deer, moose, and bobcats. Visitors can enjoy watching these animals from the safety of the trails, or they can venture off-trail to get a closer look.

In addition to hiking, the wildlands offer opportunities for fishing, camping, and birdwatching. The Dead River Trailhead is also close to several other attractions, including the town of Rangeley and the Rangeley Lakes region.

Is Great Pond Mountain Wildlands, Dead River Trailhead in Maine a good place for the whole family?

There is no definitive answer to this question as it depends on the family's individual interests and abilities. Some potential activities that could be enjoyed at Great Pond Mountain Wildlands, Dead River Trailhead include hiking, fishing, and bird watching. However, some sections of the trail may be too difficult for young children or those who are not experienced hikers.

Things not to be missed

The best activities near Great Pond Mountain Wildlands, Dead River Trailhead in Maine are hiking, camping, and fishing.

1. Hiking - The Dead River Trailhead is a great place to start a hike, with trails that lead to the summit of Great Pond Mountain and beyond.

2. Fishing - The Dead River is a popular spot for fishing, with trout and salmon swimming in its waters.

3. Boating - Visitors can enjoy boating on Great Pond Mountain Lake, which is located near the trailhead.

4. Camping - There are several campsites located near the trailhead, perfect for an overnight stay in the wilderness.

5. Wildlife Viewing - The Great Pond Mountain Wildlands are home to a variety of wildlife, including deer, moose, and bears.

Where to eat?

1. The Lost Kitchen, Freedom

2. Indian Hill Trading Post, Rangeley

3. The Roost, Farmington

4. Sebago Brewing Company, Gorham

5. Maine Diner, Wells

Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

Is the place are families friendly?

No

Is there an information center / service center / reception?

No
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Lydia Crawford, an extraordinary woman with an insatiable zest for life, has become an inspirational figure to many through her adventures and infectious good humor. Born and raised in a small town nestled in the mountains, Lydia developed a love for the outdoors at an early age. Her childhood was filled with hiking, camping, and exploring the wilderness, experiences that shaped her into the avid outdoorswoman she is today.

She life was a celebration of adventure, joy, and the great outdoors. She lived with a fierce determination to enjoy every moment and to share that joy with others. Her legacy is one of laughter, exploration, and an unwavering love for the natural world. Lydia's spirit continues to inspire those who knew her and those who discover her story, reminding us all to embrace life with open arms and a heart full of joy.

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