We love the hike up Borestone Mountain which is located near Willimantic, Maine and near the beginning of the 100 mile wilderness section of the Appalachian Trail. While the hike is short, it is a steep elevation gain, a little over 1,000 feet in 2 miles and with lots of rock scrambling near the summit. The first half of the trail to the Maine Audubon Society Visitor Center is on an access road but the trail to the summit is very rocky. There is a $5 fee per person for adults (non-members) and no dogs are allowed. While the trail is difficult the stunning views at the summit are well worth it. We haven’t been here in years. Unfortunately it was not quite peak foliage yet and the summit was very cold and windy, but we still had a great time.