Mars Hill, Maine - Mars Hill, Maine

Mars Hill, Maine - Hiking


Mars Hill, Maine Statistics



Elevation gain

533 meters

What are the activities at Mars Hill, Maine ?


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Why choose a trail at Mars Hill, Maine?

Mars Hill is a mountain located in Mars Hill, Maine, and gave the town its name. The mountain plays an important role in the Mars Hill community. It not only provides a dramatic backdrop for photographs, but also magnificent views from atop its peak. It overlooks the Saint John Valley, in which Mars Hill is located. Mount Katahdin is visible from the top of Mars Hill over 85 miles (135 km) away. Mars Hill also has a ski area, called Big Rock Ski Area. By virtue of its height and Northeast location, the summit of Mars Hill is the first place in the United States to see the sun rise for nearly half the year, from March 25 to September 18. The first 50-star flag to see the sun in the U.S. was raised on July 4, 1960 at 4:33 AM. Fifty national guardsmen gave it a 50-gun salute.

Mars Hill is a small town in the mountains of central Maine. The town is located on the banks of the Kennebec River, and is surrounded by forests and mountains. The town is a popular tourist destination, with many outdoor activities available, including hiking, fishing, and skiing. The town has a small downtown area, with a few restaurants and shops.

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Customer Reviews

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 8 reviews

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Recent reviews

Jane Maxwell

3 out of 5 stars

Just beastly =)

Michael Gray

4 out of 5 stars

Mission accomplished. It's fab!!

Robert Peterson

4 out of 5 stars

Very good place. I recommand this place.

Linda Jackson

3 out of 5 stars


Starting Point

The trails at the Mars Hill, Maine in Maine can be accessed from the town of Mars Hill.

Why visit Mars Hill, Maine

The Mars Hill area in Maine is a beautiful place to visit. The town is located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and is surrounded by forests and rivers. There are many outdoor activities to enjoy in the area, such as hiking, fishing, and kayaking. The town also has a few small shops and restaurants, and is close to larger towns with more amenities.

Is Mars Hill, Maine in Maine a good place for the whole family?

There is no definitive answer to this question since what may be a good place for one family may not be ideal for another. That said, Mars Hill is located in Aroostook County, which is known for its rural, scenic landscape and abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities. So, if your family enjoys spending time outdoors, then Mars Hill may be a good place for you.

Things not to be missed

The best activities near Mars Hill, Maine in Maine include hiking and camping in the nearby mountains, fishing in the many rivers and lakes in the area, and exploring the small towns and villages in the region.

1. Hiking - The Appalachian Trail passes through Mars Hill, and the town is home to several scenic hiking trails.

2. Wildlife Viewing - Mars Hill is home to a variety of wildlife, including black bears, moose, and deer.

3. Fishing - The Androscoggin River and its tributaries offer excellent fishing opportunities.

4. Camping - There are several campgrounds in the area, including the White Mountain National Forest.

5. Skiing - Mars Hill is home to several ski resorts, including Sunday River and Sugarloaf Mountain.

Where to eat?

1. The Gilded Lily in Bangor, Maine

2. The Lost Kitchen in Freedom, Maine

3. Arrows in Orono, Maine

4. Primo in Rockland, Maine

5. Fore Street in Portland, Maine

6. Duckfat in Portland, Maine

7. Eventide Oyster Co. in Portland, Maine

8. The Black Birch in Kittery, Maine

9. Miyake in Portland, Maine

10. Central Provisions in Portland, Maine

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What is the elevation of Mars Hill, Maine?

533.00 M

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