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Elephant Mountain

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Address: Rockwood, ME
Activities: Hiking
Description: A mountain hiking area where one can view a B-52 bomber wreck.

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Very moving place in Elephant Mountain that we visited!

We followed our inn keepers directions and drove up towards Elephant Mountain and the B52 Bomber crash site in the woods. We had no idea what to expect as we drew nearer to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
JohnRWebb
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Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom
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Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom
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97 reviews 97 reviews
58 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We followed our inn keepers directions and drove up towards Elephant Mountain and the B52 Bomber crash site in the woods. We had no idea what to expect as we drew nearer to the right turn off the highway where we saw the sign with an airplane on it and turned onto the gravel track and continued following these signs... More 

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Warrenton, Georgia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Elephant mountain holds the preserved wreckage in the woods of a B52 bomber that crashed in January 1963. It is worth the short drive and hike to visit. Beautiful in the Fall.

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Wells, Maine
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We drove up the mountain to the crash site. The gravel roads are rough, though not too bad till the last mile or so. Could have used better signage. It's easy to get lost with all the dirt roads and ATV trails up there. The crash site is an easy walk from the parking lot. Definitely worth the visit especially... More 

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Leicester,MA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Great to see and great views all around. Also visit the B-52 crash site while you are there. Acessable in winter by snow sled

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Moosehead Lake Region, Greenville, Maine
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Beautiful Mountain to explore just minutes from The Cozy Moose. Accessible pod Lilly Bay Road year round round hiking or snowmobiling. Annual B52 bomber crash site memorial snowmobile ride every year coordinated through our local snowmobile club the Moosehead Riders.

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new hampshire
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We visited the B52 crash site Colubus Day weekend. We were not sure what to expect but told by other visitors and locals it was a must see. It is easy to get to, just a 7 mile drive down a former logging road. It is cleary marked with yellow diamond shaped signs, there is a small pull off or... More 

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Plainview, Illinois
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28 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

We found this on trip advisor somewhat by accident and we are so glad we we found it! It is somewhat challenging to get to; several miles of travel on unimproved logging roads, but well worth the drive! The site is amazing to walk through the destruction and remnants of the crash. It is very quite, somber and serene. Very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Viewing the site of the 1963 B-52 crash site was worth the 7-mile gravel road journey which starts in Greenville Maine on Prong Pond Rd off of Lily Bay Rd. There is a yellow sign with a plane on it which indicates the B52 site. It is 7 miles of gravel roads through the Maine woods to the parking lot.... More 

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Medford, Massachusetts
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

The logging / dirt and gravel roads are well maintained, a bit tricky to follow, but signage is there, be observant while driving to stay on track.

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Winthrop
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165 reviews 165 reviews
45 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

short hike in but you can not put into words what you will see as you walk into this site. It will hit you with some emotion to know men died there in the wreckage doing thier job.

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