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A great climb!

We chose this trail because it was shorter for my younger children (8 and 11) and Beech Mountain has a fire tower at the top which intrigued my husband who is a fireman. All of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Westville, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Reviewed by a middle aged, overweight flatlander. This hike was pretty easy to find. We took Hwy 102 past Somesville & turned right at Pretty Marsh Road. We then took the second left on to Beech Hill Road. The road dead ends into the parking lot. This is also the trail head for Beech Cliff Trail, which we did first... More 

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We chose this trail because it was shorter for my younger children (8 and 11) and Beech Mountain has a fire tower at the top which intrigued my husband who is a fireman. All of the National Park trails are well marked and this one was no exception. At the top, a ranger was waiting to tell us anything we... More 

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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Our first hike in Acadia - we now had an appreciation of a moderate trail. Sometimes felt hard for this senior citizen. View from the summit worth the effort. Good views of Long Pond on way down.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I chose this hike because it was listed on the events calendar on the National Park Services website for Acadia. The fire tower was to be opened from 9 am -12 pm. The hike it a fairly sime 1 mile loop. If you do the loop clockwise you're going up the steeper section of the trail where if you do... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The Beech Mountain trailhead is only a short distance from the Echo Lake parking area. The trail is only moderately difficult and not very long. However, the view from the cliffs at the top is truly memorable. It is amazing to look nearly straight down to the beach filled with swimming tourists and then along the full length of Echo... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I loved this trail and the views at the top are amazing. You do have a choice to take a .4 mile hike to the top or the .7. Go for the .7 unless you are looking for a steeper climb. The other reality is that the .4 is pretty much straight up and you miss some of the most... More 

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Collingswood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

My husband went and said it was one of his favorite hikes on MDI. The ranger have a great narrative and even opened the only remaining fire tower on the island. Highly recommend.

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Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We hiked this trail with our children on a foggy June day. Even though we couldn't enjoy the views from the summit, it was still worth doing. It was a gorgeous hike, pure Maine.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Acadia is fantastic. A natural wonder. All hikes here are terrific.. also check out the Bee Hive hike.

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Maumee, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This was our first hike during our week at Acadia and possibly our favorite. It is a mid level hike that our kids were able to do without difficulty and had nice views along the trail and great views at the top. I'll mention that we hiked this the morning after a rainy day and there were parts of the... More 

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