Higgins Mountain

Georgetown, Maine 04548

Higgins Mountain

Higgins Mountain Professional Review and Guide

"Higgins Mountain is only 259 feet high, but offers fine views of the surrounding country, including Robinhood Cove and much of Georgetown Island. The trail crosses the semi-open summit through pitch pines, lichen, and blueberries.

Higgins Mountain at 259 feet isn’t really high enough to warrant being called a mountain. But it is one of the highest points on Georgetown Island, and its summit looks and feels like the much higher mountains on Mount Desert Island. The trail slabs along the east face of the mountain, then climbs over broken granite toward the summit. The mountain is a granite mass that was intruded into the older metamorphic rock of the surrounding country around 400 million years ago. The trail crosses the semi-open dome of the summit through pitch pines. The summit is so open because of the thin, acidic soil and also a fire in 2003. Blueberries grow between the lichen-covered slabs of bedrock where soil collects."

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1 hour
Kennebec Estuary Land Trust, (207) 442-8400, www.kennebecestuary.org
Local Contacts
DeLorme: Maine Atlas & Gazetteer map 6; USGS Phippsburg
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Jul 2018