Winter Trails: Maine
by Marty Basch (The Globe Pequot Press)
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Sweet family day hike with great old stone tower to climb on summit. Great views of Sebago region and White Mountains.
New longer, well marked trails.
The view from the tower was spectacular and well worth the trip, but we found it difficult to understand where we were on the trail system. Several other hikers had turned back before reaching the top because they could not tell how much further it was and the trail wound around as though it were not ascending in several places. We started at a large parking area on a trail marked with orange jar lids which was easy to follow, but it did not seem like it was heading toward the tower or going up hill. We later intersected with a yellow blazed trail and eventually reached the top after making several inquiries of other hikers. The trails would have been easier to follow if there were names of trails at the intersections, e.g. Ledges Trail, or Woods Trail. We found out as it was getting dark that there was a shorter and steeper trail from a completely different (poorly marked) parking area that led easily to the top. We will go back to see the view from the summit again, but will take the more direct Ledges Trail route now that we have found it.
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