Friday, January 24, 2020

Mount Waldo

My son was off from school today so we took advantage of the above freezing weather to explore Mount Waldo in Frankfort.  This is the first time I've done this hike in the snow and fortunately the trails were packed down from people snowshoeing.  

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Prentiss Woods (Bangor)

Prentiss Woods is a 25 acre wooded property managed by Bangor Parks and Recreation.  It has approximately one mile of trails and is situated between residential property and Bangor High School.

Despite its location, the park had a nice remote feeling to it this morning when I visited.  I was pleasantly surprised by the beauty of the area and the feeling of solitude that it offered. 

Here is a map of my hike.


Saturday, January 11, 2020

Northeast Penjajawoc Preserve (Bangor)

Today's weather forecast called for rain and when I set out this morning a light drizzle was already falling.  I decided to stay local and hike the Northeast Penjajawoc Preserve in Bangor.  Fortunately the rain stopped just as I parked at the trail head.

The preserve itself has around 2 miles of hiking trails, which today were covered in snow.   The forested trails are multi-use and can also be used for snowshoeing and fat tire biking.  At one point it connects to the Veazie railroad trail, which can be used to connect to Bangor City Forest and Essex Woods.  The preserve has useful maps placed at major trail intersections.

Here is a map of today's hike. 

A stream passes through the preserve.

These maps were located throughout the preserve.  I wasn't able to locate the marsh overlook however.

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Snowshoeing Bangor Municipal Golf Course

I didn't travel far for my first weekend trip of 2020.  The Bangor Municipal Golf Course, while sandwiched between I-95, I-395 and the city of Bangor, offers miles of groomed cross-country ski trails as well as snowshoeing opportunities.  

The openness of the golf course provides incredible views of the distant mountains around Bangor and terrific views of the sunrise.

Here is a map of my snowshoeing hike today.

There are miles of groomed ski trails.
The golf course also provides nice views of Bangor Airport's runway.