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Address: Rockwood, ME

A wildlife sanctuary that is owned by the Maine Audubon Society.

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Wonderful Hike with Stunning Views

This mountain is totally worth it for the views and as a plus, there is a bathroom and a small store/office half way up! Remember to bring some cash with you as this is an Audubon... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2016
Boston, Ma
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Boston, Ma
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Reviewed 4 September 2016

This mountain is totally worth it for the views and as a plus, there is a bathroom and a small store/office half way up! Remember to bring some cash with you as this is an Audubon Sanctuary with a small fee. Although this is great for children 10+, I would avoid bringing kids much younger. Also, no pets allowed. I... More 

Thank samantha310
Genoa, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016

Central Maine is about hiking, birds, Moose, and beautiful forests. We drove to Rockwood, enjoying the sights along the rural roads. The trailhead was easy to find. The area is a preserve curated by the Maine Audubon Society. We hiked the 3.5 miles through the woods to the Welcome Center. The center had all sorts of educational and historical displays.... More 

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Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

This was our first climb. Lots of rock scrambles but overall an amazing trail, the views at the top are incredibly rewarding. Looking forward to doing it again!

Thank Rachel A
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Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

I've hiked this mountain numerous times with my family, the first time was when my brother and I were 8 and 10 years old. The view from the top is absolutely spectacular as you can see for miles on end in all directions. The fall is especially pretty because the trees are changing colors.

Thank Sarah P
Halifax, Canada
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2015

Borestone was so worth the hike. I went there with my little brother and it took us around an hour and a half to go up and an hour down. There are two ways to go up, either through this trail through the woods or on this pebbly road. We chose to go with the trail and go down the... More 

Thank JustineLarochelle8
Holden, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015

This is an excellent half-day hike. The ascent of Borestone is fairly steep all the way up, but distance from the parking lot to the top is just under 2 miles. Beware that this isn't free- the Audobon Society expects a $5 fee from each hiker- the collection box is at the halfway point of the walk. The views from... More 

Thank Ted R
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Reviewed 25 May 2015 via mobile

Hiked this trail with my girlfriend and my 13yr old daughter. A little Challenging but beautiful hike. Not sure I'd let our 10 and 6 yr old hike it however. The view from the top is well worth it.

Thank Adam P
Rochester, MA
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Reviewed 5 March 2015 via mobile

My hike up Borestone was definitely one of the best hikes I have been on! When you first start out from the parking area, right after the gate, there are two different options to get to the top. Right next to the information kiosk is the start of the base trail, which is a little bit of a moderate climb.... More 

Thank mdizz08
Merrimack, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 8 August 2014

My huasband and I are not hikers but every one in a while we'll put on the right shoes and make the attempt. While not a long trail we found it challenging, at a couple of points it is a little rock climbing with metal rails and foot holds. Slow and easy gets you to the top with a great... More 

Thank Beverly C
Moosehead Lake Region, Greenville, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

Access via Elliotsville Road. Nice views. Head south of Greenville about 15 minutes turn left on Elliotsville Ed.

Thank cozymoose

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