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Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall


Labor Day weekend is upon us, which means we have just a couple more weeks to soak up summer before our favorite season begins. But, just because the days are getting shorter (and cooler) doesn't mean you can't get out and enjoy the great outdoors.


In our opinion, it's the best time of year to lace up your hiking boots and hit the trails. What could be more inspiring than the red, yellow, and orange hues of autumn in Maine?


Where should you go? The options are nearly endless!


For example, Baxter State Park is home to Mt. Katahdin (and the headwaters of our beloved Penobscot River), but did you know it's also home to over 200 miles of trails? Instead of tackling knife's edge, why not head over to South Turner Mountain? After a 2 mile hike to the summit, you'll be rewarded with a bird's eye view of Mt. Katahdin and all of Baxter State Park.


Looking for something a little more low key?


The City of Bangor and the Bangor Land trust maintain several trails across town - Brown Woods, City Forest, and Essex Woods are all great options for staying active as the weather starts to cool down.


Curious about other trails near you? Check out Maine Trail Finder.


Happy hiking!