If you’re looking for sweeping mountain views with a short burst of effort, you can’t beat this trail in Maine’s picturesque Grafton Notch State Park. The 3112 acre park, located in western Maine, is a favorite destination among outdoor lovers. Hiking trails, including the Appalachian Trail (AT), crisscross the woods, dotted with lakes, ponds, and rivers.
The park is also home to Old Speck; at 4180 feet, it’s Maine’s third-highest peak (ranked behind Katahdin and Sugarloaf). Snowshoeing up Old Speck should be left to the experienced—and very hardy. But this moderate, short jaunt up to Table Rock will reward you with similar mountain views. Table Rock is a huge, open ledge overlooking Grafton Notch, Old Speck, and the surrounding valleys and peaks of western Maine.
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