Catherine Mountain

Franklin, Maine

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A day trip to a mountain summit. Old slag piles at the top are evidence of past mining activities. Local rumor says that the soft metal mined here was used during wartime as a hardening agent for gunmetal. General location: Northwest of Franklin and Tunk Lake in Hancock County. The mountain is bordered on the west by public reserve land.
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Hiking Maine

by Tom Seymour (Falcon Guides)

A day trip to a mountain summit. Old slag piles at the top are evidence of past mining activities. Local rumor says that the soft metal mined here was used during wartime as a hardening agent for gunmetal.

General location: Northwest of Franklin and Tunk Lake in Hancock County. The mountain is bordered on the west by public reserve land.

©  Tom Seymour/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Franklin
Distance: 1.4
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Season: Late April through October.
Local Contacts: USDA Forest Service, (207) 546-2346
Local Maps: DeLorme's The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer
Driving Directions: Directions to Catherine Mountain

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