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Hit the trails this fall

Did you know that the headwaters of our beloved Penobscot River run by the base of Maine's tallest mountain?

With an origin like that, it's easy to be inspired to hit the trails. Add the vibrant reds, oranges, and yellows of a Maine autumn day, and we've got a hard time imagining anything better!

Everyone knows about Mt. Katahdin, but did you know that Baxter State Park covers 235,000 acres and is crisscrossed by 220 miles of trails? Instead of heading up the Knife's Edge trail, go off the beaten path and head over to South Turner Mountain for the day - the 3.5 mile out and back hike features some amazing views of the rest of the park.

If you're looking for something a little more low-key there are a ton of great walking paths right a little closer to home.

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

No matter what trail you choose, fall is the perfect time to get out and enjoy all that the Penobscot watershed has to offer!


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