Press Release

Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust plans two hikes

ORLAND, Maine – – Saturdays in July and August, Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust President Sarah LeVine will lead a hike in the 4,500-acre Great Pond Mountain Wildlands, meeting at the Wildlands’ South Gate on Route 1 at 10 a.m. Longer hikes of more than 4 miles will alternate weekly with short hikes of 2 miles. The next two hikes are: Short hike on Hothole Brook Trail to the summit of Bump Hill on July 27 that includes a walk across Hothole Brook Bridge, past a huge boulder with a big tree on it and a scramble up a glacial boulder pile to the top where you can see Gread Pond Mountain; and longer hike on Aug. 3 on the new Birches Path to Flying Moose Mountain with a detour to the Forgotten Forest which is timberland untouched by the 1990s harvests. Meet at South Gate to carpool to the trailhead. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water, snacks, bug and sun protection. For more info, contact Sarah at or 667-1293.


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