Maine’s Woods, Mountains, and Lakes
Maine is 90% forest and home to approximately 6000 lakes! It is the northern end of the Appalachian Mountain Range with 14 mountains over 4,000ft and the highest mountain, Mt Katahdin rising 5,267 ft above sea level.
Western Maine is considered the foothills of the White Mountains and is a great area to experience Maine’s wilderness. One of our favorite spots is Grafton Notch State Park.
This notch, or gorge was carved over thousands of years by glaciers. They left behind a deep u shaped valley or notch which is flanked by mountain peaks. Water is still carving through the notch and forms many beautiful waterfalls throughout the notch.
Grafton Notch is a great place to hike, in fact the Appalachian Trail runs through the park. In the fall, the trees put on a spectacular show of red and orange foliage, and the winter offers great snowshoeing. Above all, it is a great place to experience the peace and quiet of the deep Maine woods.