Bigelow PreserveIn Maine’s western mountains, the Bigelow Preserve rewards hikers with challenging terrain and spectacular views. Many of the trails (which include the Appalachian Trail) are steep and rocky, and with a good amount of hiking above treeline, the trails can be exposed to severe weather. So take caution.

But for those hikers who enjoy a challenge (or can at least put up with one), they will be treated to great views of Maine’s fourth-largest lake – Flagstaff Lake – and panoramic views stretching to Mount Washington.

For information on hiking trails in the Bigelow Preserve, check out these links: