Borestone Mountain Audubon Sanctuary

Monson, Maine

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Hike through old forest to a seasonal pond-side nature center and scramble to a baldface summit with 360-degree views of the 100-Mile Wilderness. Borestone Mountain Audubon Sanctuary is a hidden jewel at the southern end of Maine’s celebrated 100-Mile Wilderness, a greenway running along the Appalachian Trail corridor from Moosehead Lake to Baxter Park that the Appalachian Mountain Club and its partners are tirelessly working to protect. The sanctuary’s 1,600 acres include rare old forest, sparkling ponds, exposed mountain peaks, and spectacular views.
Outdoors with Kids: Maine, New Hampshire,  and Vermont

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Outdoors with Kids: Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont

by Ethan Hipple and Yemaya St. Clair (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

Hike through old forest to a seasonal pond-side nature center and scramble to a baldface summit with 360-degree views of the 100-Mile Wilderness.

Borestone Mountain Audubon Sanctuary is a hidden jewel at the southern end of Maine’s celebrated 100-Mile Wilderness, a greenway running along the Appalachian Trail corridor from Moosehead Lake to Baxter Park that the Appalachian Mountain Club and its partners are tirelessly working to protect. The sanctuary’s 1,600 acres include rare old forest, sparkling ponds, exposed mountain peaks, and spectacular views.

© 2014 Ethan Hipple and Yemaya St. Clair/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Monson
Distance: 1.6–3.6 miles
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Season: Dawn to dusk
Accessibility: Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: Maine Audubon, 207-631-4050 (June–September), 207-781-2330 (October–May), maineaudubon.org/find-us/borestone-mountain-sanctuary/
Local Maps: USGS Barren Mountain West quad; mainetrailfinder.com/trails/trail/borestone-mountain-audubon-sanctuary; Maine Atlas and Gazetteer, Map 41 (DeLorme)
Driving Directions: Directions to Borestone Mountain Audubon Sanctuary

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