Pineo Ridge

Cherryfield, Maine

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An unstructured walk on a glacial plain, featuring wave-washed rocks and kettle hole ponds. Pineo Ridge is one of the best examples of glacial topography in the eastern United States. This area is one vast plain with kettle holes. The ridge is used for lowbush blueberry cultivation. Although natural vegetation is scarce, blueberry growers have planted windrows of pine trees to help reduce erosion. General location: Near Columbia Falls and Cherryfield in Washington County.
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Hiking Maine

by Tom Seymour (Falcon Guides)

An unstructured walk on a glacial plain, featuring wave-washed rocks and kettle hole ponds. Pineo Ridge is one of the best examples of glacial topography in the eastern United States. This area is one vast plain with kettle holes.

The ridge is used for lowbush blueberry cultivation. Although natural vegetation is scarce, blueberry growers have planted windrows of pine trees to help reduce erosion. General location: Near Columbia Falls and Cherryfield in Washington County.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Cherryfield
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: Varies. Hikers can decide how far to go and how long to stay.
Season: Mid-April to May 1 and July through October. Swarming honeybees in May and June can be dangerous, so do not come during bee season.
Local Maps: DeLorme's The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer
Driving Directions: Directions to Pineo Ridge

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