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Blue Hill, Maine

Posted in Maine, United States

It’s been a rainy and dreary spring in Maine so when we finally had some nice weather over Memorial Day weekend we had to take advantage of it and explore an area of Maine we don’t go to often, the Blue Hill Peninsula. We wanted to do a little bit of hiking and the Blue Hill Heritage Trust maintains some trails in the area, so we decided to hike Blue Hill Mountain for some stunning views of the area. There are two parking areas on Mountain Road in Blue Hill where you can access the trails. We started at the Osgood Trailhead which is the smaller of the two parking areas. While the hike is rather short, it’s a fairly steep climb to the summit, but well worth it for the views. We took the Hayes Trail down which is a steep, rocky descent and ended up at the other parking lot and walked along Mountain Road back to our car. The trails are well maintained and marked with blue blazes. We started early enough that it was still cool keeping the bugs at bay, but by the time we arrived back at the car the black flies were starting to swarm. After hiking we drove down into Blue Hill and strolled along the quiet main street and then drove around the Peninsula. At times the scenery reminded us of Cape Cod and other times Downeast Maine. This is an area that we need to spend more time exploring.

Jen & Brendan {May 2014}