Spectacular views of Mt. Blue and surrounding mountains ring this lakeside park that boasts a wide variety of activities for park visitors year-round. Located in the mountainous region of western Maine, Mt. Blue State Park offers a visitors an extensive network of trails, a sandy beach, popular camping area, boat launch and picnic area. Picturesque Webb Beach is an ideal location for beach-going enthusiasts. Nearby Center Hill Area is a scenic picnic spot that provides access to nature trails and extensive multiple use trails that are open to hikers, mountain bikers, and ATV and horseback riders. Children enjoy a visit to the park's Nature Center where hands-on exhibits and displays provide entertainment on rainy afternoons. Evening programs for campers take place in the park's amphitheater. Moose and other wildlife live in and around the park. From the common grey and red squirrels to the more elusive black bear and coyote, a host of other animals also frequent Mt. Blue State Park.

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great hiking

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2 months ago

Phenomenal views from the top, typical steep western Maine mountain hike. Trail is in good shape, as is viewing platform on the tower. Alltrails elevation gain seems off, I logged more than 2,000 feet of gain.

Moderate trail, once you start it just goes up for 1 mile. beautiful views of the Weld, Mount Blue area.

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

Let me start by saying that, although I have an athletic build, I'm actually not in great shape, and I'm an occasional smoker. My young, athletic, mountain goat-like dog and I did this trail in a few hours. It started out on a gradual incline and steadily increased in difficulty as we went until, at the top, it was all but rock-climbing. If you want to replicate this climb here is my suggestion:

Start with a treadmill elevated to the highest setting. Walk on the treadmill until you think you might die, or about 30 minutes, then switch to the stair climber. After about 5 minutes on the stair climber, stop for a minute to catch your breath. While you are stopped release 1 million or so mosquitoes, then light a balsam and cedar Yankee candle before climbing back on. As you continue to climb the stairs, dump a wheelbarrow full of loose rocks onto the stair climber and turn the thermostat up to 90. Your back should be good and sweaty now so that the mosquitoes stick to you and the fire in the candle just reminds you of how much you could use a waterfall right about now. Your legs may or may not be trembling at this point. Say every cuss word you know and then say "This view better be worth it!". Continue climbing for a total of about 45 minutes on the stair climber, then get off and lay on the floor, face down. Using your fingernails, claw your way to the your thermostat. Turn the thermostat down to 50 degrees, turn on a high-powered fan, and release 2 million black flies. Now grab a ladder and, you guessed it, climb up as high as you can until your legs are shaking, but this time from fear or cold or both. At the top of the ladder take 4 or 5 pictures with your cell phone and say "Wow. This is beautiful", then do 1000 walking lunges to simulate the trip back down to your car. Now praise your dog, get in your car and talk to your dog about cardiovascular fitness while planning your next visit, when you promise to be in better shape. Post your pictures on social media and laugh light-heartedly as your friends tell you that Tumbledown is harder.

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4 months ago

While there was a little trouble finding the trail head (Google maps doesn't know where to go) the signs around the area helped a lot. Once on the trail it was an amazing hike and a great, quick workout. The top is the best with its looking tower and 360° viewing platform. I would do it again in a heartbeat!

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4 months ago

Hiked this with my 8 year old dog, and it was a fun little hike. The incline at the top was challenging but fun!

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5 months ago

Great hike. The road is still closed, so prepare for a 2.5 mile walk to the trail head. Trail is fine until about 2900ft, unstable snow (on May 9th) still make it impassable without snowshoes.

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5 months ago