Mt. Blue State Park, which is located in Weld, Maine, is the state’s largest park. With 8,000 acres of pristine Maine wilderness, visitors of the park will always have something to do. This park is simply stunning and guests will have perfect views of the 3,187 foot tall Mt. Blue. Connected to Mt. Blue State Park is an additional 10,000 acre state-owned property that covers the Tumbledown Mountain range for some of the best hiking in the entire state.
A hiker’s paradise, Mt. Blue State Park has an extensive trail system that spans for 25 miles. One of the park’s most popular trails is the moderate Mt. Blue Trail that is 3.2 miles round trip. This trail will take hikers 3 to 4 hours to complete and it leads to some of the best views of the area. Another trail that hikers often find moderately challenging is the Swett Brook Trail, that will take them around Web Lake Campground. For those who really like to hit the trail hard, Little Jackson Mountain trail is over 7 miles roundtrip and takes over 6 hours to complete. Other trails in the park are rated as easy and are perfect for casual hiking with the family. Horseback trail riding and mountain biking are also available throughout the park so that all visitors can enjoy this amazing trail system.
Because this park is so large the opportunities here are really endless. One of the activities that guests of the park love to do is to fish in the beautiful waters of Web Lake. This pristine lake has a boat ramp so that anglers will have easy access, and is located at the campground. Boat rentals are also available through the park office. Some of best fishing in the state can be found here at Mt. Blue State Park. Also located at the campgrounds is a sandy beach where visitors can enjoy a day of sunbathing and swimming under the beautiful vista of Mt. Blue. Visitors of the park are encouraged to spend the night and the campground has over 136 campsites surrounded by lush forest. In order to see everything this large state park has to offer, you should make plans to spend at least a few nights here.
Summertime is a great time to visit Mt. Blue State Park, but for those who like to have a little fun in the snow, winter is perfect here at the park. Cross-country skiing is one of the most popular wintertime sports at the park and the trail system provides ample room for skiing. A thrilling snowmobile ride is also another highly recommended activity during the winter months here. For those who like to take it easy, snowshoeing is another great way to enjoy the trails. Camping during the winter is also an adventurous way to enjoy the snow.
So if you have never been to Mt. Blue State Park before, you should visit soon. This park has a way of drawing you in and after just one visit you will want to come back over and over again. So why not come stay awhile at Maine’s largest and most grand state park?