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A mountain hiking area where one can view a B-52 bomber wreck.

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Looking for a unique, off-the-beaten path locale to visit? This is it. You'll have an adventure getting here and will be reminded of the sacrifice military personnel make to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 25, 2015
Camden, Maine
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Camden, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Looking for a unique, off-the-beaten path locale to visit? This is it. You'll have an adventure getting here and will be reminded of the sacrifice military personnel make to protect our freedoms. Like visiting places most people will never see? This is one of them.

Thank raptor86
Manchester, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

This is a must visit when staying near Moosehead Lake. It is such a unique site and an easy walk (not even a hike) to see the wreckage. They have done very well to preserve the land and pay homage to this tragic event.

Thank chiefwahoo1989
Springfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A somber reminder of the dangers of service to our country. The mountain is accessible from the road to Lily Bay out of Greenville. The B-52 crash site is extremely interesting - much of the aircraft has been left in place as a memorial. It is an easy, short walk from the parking space. You have to drive a dirt... More 

Thank authored
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We came across this site accidentally on an UTV ride. We learned a lot since we knew nothing about this happening in history. The walk through the woods was somber especially when you actually see the plane parts scattered.

Thank Ann L
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The B52 crash site is worth the trip out to see. Its a bit difficult to find but worth it. We made serveral wrong turns trying to get there but we were in the woods, it was beautiful so we weren't really lost, we were "out exploring" until we found the site. It's a very nice memorial to those who... More 

Thank Angela C
Nashua, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

It was raining a lot during our visit to Moosehead this year so we did a lot of site seeing while we were there. The B52 crash site is about 10 miles up Scammon Rd. it's a well maintained dirt road they we went up in my Subaru Legacy without any issues but we took it slow. A short five... More 

Thank emmswoccer
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This Memorial site is not to be missed. It's a long drive in on gravel roads that can be rough but take your time and watch for the signs to keep you on the right road. The site itself feels both spiritual and sacred. Never have I been anywhere like it.

Thank khconn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We have taken several folks from our Moosehead Chalet camp to this solemn site up on Elephant Mountain off Lily Bay rd, Greenville, Maine. Everyone has felt the dedication and seen the sacrifice of our military.

Thank William H
Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom
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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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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.

Thank Cristol J

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