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South Peak - Hiking


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South Peak Statistics


2 KM

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Why choose a trail at South Peak?

The White Peak Estate (previously known as the South Peak Estate) of the National Trust comprises several land holdings in the Southern Peak District. The holdings, totaling some 3,600 acres (1,500 ha), are managed from the estate office in Ilam and comprise: Ilam Park, including Ilam Hall which is let to the Youth Hostel Association (YHA) Dovedale from Thorpe Cloud to Wolfscote Dale and Biggin Dale Wetton Hill and Wetton Mill Ossam's Hill Hamps Valley Woodlands (and Beeston Tor) Grindon Moor Ecton Land at Monyash Alsop Moor Stanton Moor Edge Ravenstor YHA Taddington Wood High Weeldon Winster Market House (the National Trust's first property in the Peak District, 1906) Dovedale itself was acquired in 1934, and a string of acquisitions followed until 1938; Wolfscote Dale was acquired in 1948.

The South Peak in Maine is a beautiful and serene mountain that offers stunning views of the surrounding area. The hike to the summit is moderate in difficulty, making it perfect for hikers of all levels of experience. The summit is marked by a large cairn, which offers a great spot to take in the incredible views. The hike to the summit passes through a variety of different ecosystems, including forests, meadows, and rocky ridges. Wildlife can be seen throughout the hike, including moose, deer, and black bears. The South Peak is a great place to spend a day or weekend hiking and enjoying nature.

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From sunrise to sunset


What are the coordinates and address of South Peak?

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South Peak, Northeast Piscataquis, ME 04462, USA

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Starting Point

The easiest way to get to the start of the trails at the South Peak is to drive to the summit of South Mountain Road in Carrabassett Valley. There is a small parking lot at the summit where you can park your car. From there, you can hike or ski the trails that lead to the summit of South Peak.

Why visit South Peak

The South Peak in Maine is a great place to visit because of its stunning views and peaceful atmosphere. The peak is the highest point in the state, and from its summit, visitors can see for miles in every direction. The surrounding forests are also beautiful, and provide a great place for hiking and nature walks.

Is South Peak 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, South Peak does offer a range of activities and amenities that could appeal to families, including hiking and biking trails, a playground, and a swimming pool.

Things not to be missed

The best activities near South Peak in Maine include hiking, camping, fishing, and kayaking.

Hiking, mountain biking, fishing, kayaking, and camping.

Where to eat?

1. The Blue Lobster in South Portland

2. The Holy Donut in Portland

3. Duckfat in Portland

4. Eventide Oyster Co. in Portland

5. The Black Birch in Kittery

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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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