Monday, October 17, 2011

Mt Agamenticus in October

Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley.
-Theodore Roethke

October is a nice month to visit Mt Agamenticus. The "Mount" is a mere 7 miles from downtown Ogunquit and a world away. The former ski lodge is a treasure in southern Maine. The treasure being the natural bio diversity and thousands of acres of protected forest land with trails for hiking and recreation.

On top of former ski lodge you can see, Mt Washington in NH, the Presidential range, ocean, and an amazing amount of foliage. There are a viewing stands along the summit of the mountain, and on top of the lodge.

 Autumn foliage peaks around mid to late October. The vistas are a collage of yellow, red and green.

There is an abundance of moss and low lying vegetation on the mountain. The coastal mountain forest is unique because it is where the northern and southern species meet.

Remnants of the former ski lodge from the 1960's remain on the mountain, as time capsule to the past.

The Details:
From Ogunquit Beach Inn, go to Route One south 3.3 mils to Mountain Road (across from Flo's Hot Dogs), Mountain Road for 4 miles, follow the signs.
Open every day from Dawn to Dusk

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