Learn the answers to these questions and so much more. The Bureau of Parks & Lands partnered with the Maine Forest Service and Project Learning Tree to provide you with a very unique hiking experience during Maine's most colorful season. Join a Park Ranger and Forester on a guided family friendly hike to some of the best locations in Maine to view autumn foliage.
Guided Hikes will be provided at the following State Parks during the fall foliage season:
Aroostook State Park – Located in Northern Maine bears the distinct honor of being Maine's first state park.
Sunday, September 27
Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm
This 3 mile fall hike will allow the participants to enjoy fall in Northern Maine. The rugged but rewarding hike will take you up Quaggy Jo Mountain where the views will offer a very unique look at the forest and agricultural lands of Aroostook County. The hike will take approximately 3 hours.
Meeting location will be at the day use parking lot. Sturdy foot wear, cameras, binoculars, snacks and water is recommended. Dress for appropriate weather conditions.
For more information call (207) 768-8341
Grafton Notch State Park – Located near Bethel, Maine
Sunday, October 4
Time 10:00am - 1:00pm
This is 2.5 mile hike on the Table Rock Loop is a classic western Maine hike, that offers superb views of Grafton Notch, the Eyebrow, and Old Speck. This hike will take approximately 3 hours
Meeting location is the Hiking Trail (AT) Parking Lot at Grafton Notch State Park
For more information call (207) 824-2912
Bradbury Mountain State Park – Located near Freeport, Maine
Sunday, October 11
Time 2:00pm - 2:30pm
This easy 30 minute hike provides beautiful views across forested lands all the way to the coast. Bradbury Mountain State Park is a great destination, especially for families with young children.
Meeting location will be at the Summit Trailhead by the shelter.
For more information call (207) 688-4712
Camden Hills State Park – Located in Mid Coast Maine
Sunday, October 11
Time 1:00pm - 3:30pm
The view from the top of Mt. Battie is widely considered one of the most picturesque views along the Atlantic Seaboard. Learn about Maine's forests on this unique 2.5 mile hike to one of the most stunning views on Maine's coast. This hike will take approximately 2.5 hours.
Meeting location will be at the large parking lot across from the entrance booth.
For more information call (207) 287-5976
Hikers should wear sturdy footwear, with enclosed toes, and comfortable clothing, preferably in layers.
We recommend you bring Cameras, binoculars, snacks and water.
Special thanks to Poland Spring Water for donating bottled water for participants of this program.