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Beehive Trail, Acadia National Park

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Aroostook County

North of Houlton Aroostook County has several small peaks to climb overlooking farmland along the Canadian border. The region becomes more mountainous and remote as you travel across the northern tip of the state towards the Quebec border.

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Beaches

Take a walk on the beach at Old Orchard Beach or explore several coastal estuary nature reserves such as the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge.

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Downeast and Acadia

This region includes Acadia National Park, one of the most visited national parks in the United States. The region stretches north along the coast and ends along the Canadian border where you will find the Moosehorn Wildlife Refuge.

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Bar Harbor Acadia National Beehive extreme linear 0.8 miles cliffs, coastal views
             
             

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Greater Portland and Casco Bay

This region includes many coastal trails around Portland and Freeport.

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Highlands

Mount Katahdin in Baxter State Park is the highest peak in the state. Any of the peaks on the park provide opportunities for amazing adventures. The region extends south to include the city of Bangor.

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Millinocket Baxter State Abol strenuous linear 3.4 miles boulders, views
Millinocket Baxter State Hunt difficult linear 4.7 miles peak, ridges
Millinocket Baxter State Traveler Mountain Loop strenuous loop 8.1 miles ridges, peaks, views
Shin Pond Village Seboeis River moderate linear 1.1 miles river, cliffs, rocky outcrop
             

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Kennebec and Moose River Valley

This region begins in and around Augusta and extends north to the Bigelow Mountain preserve. The region continues to extend north all the way to the Canadian border in Quebec.

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Mid Coast

This region includes many trails along the jagged coastal shoreline. Camden Hills State Park is the morst prominent due to the peak that overlooks West Penobscot Bay.

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Mountains and Lakes

The Mountain and Lakes region runs along the Newhampshire border and includes some of the most mountainous areas in the state. It includes Grafton Notch and Mount Blue State Parks.

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