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

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We visit Maine to hit the ATV trails. The B52 site is a great ride to learn a bit of local history. The site is somber and at the same time amazing. It's amazing that this site... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Pamela J
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Tabernacle, New Jersey
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Tabernacle, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visit Maine to hit the ATV trails. The B52 site is a great ride to learn a bit of local history. The site is somber and at the same time amazing. It's amazing that this site has been so greatly preserved for such a long period of time. This is our second year visiting the site to pay our... More 

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Surry, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took our kids to show them some local history. The hike was not to hard. Watching the kids somber faces as they saw that this airplane crash was ever so real was priceless. They each took something from our adventure.

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Winslow, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The site is amazing and very sad at the same time. We got lost, huge surprise. Tip-don't follow the signs with the airplane and Greenville on them. They bring you back to Greenville. Also, don't take Scammon Rd. Keep going on Lily Bay and take Prong Rd. Our gps took us the long way. Waste of time on dirt roads.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited the B-52 bomb site today. The road in and out is dirt and in places, rutted with exposed rocks. Beyond that, the site is an incredible place. The walk in is very easy and can accommodate all ages. There is lots of exposed metal with jagged edges. So you will need to be mindful of... More 

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Fryeburg, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

This preserved crash site is a must see while in the southern Moosehead lakes region. Site is very easy to get to once you have traveled 9 miles one way on dirt logging roads.. I HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you take an SUV or pickup, the roads are very rough in places with rocks protruding.

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Rockwood, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Easy drive on dirt roads to get to the parking area. Short walk in the woods and you'll start seeing debris from the plane, and then you'll be overwhelmed. We went on a cloudy, dreary day which enhanced the setting. The B 52 is a site that can be enjoyed rain or shine.

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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.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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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.

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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 

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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.

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