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“B52 crash site is worth the journey through the wilderness”
Review of Elephant Mountain

Ranked #2 of 8 things to do in Rockwood
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Owner description: A mountain hiking area where one can view a B-52 bomber wreck.
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. Once arriving at the lot it is a short walk up a path to the remains of the crash and the memorial.

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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.

2  Thank ben795
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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.

1  Thank toys4dad
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

Living in the Mooshead Lake Region, I had heard about the "B-52 crash site" for years, and just finally was able to go and experience it first-hand while family was visiting. I didn't really know what to expect. First though, there are a few different ways to get there, so do a little research, and it is listed in places as a 'hike,' although the way we went was more of a really long drive on dirt roads, with a little hike. Not sure if that is the norm. Anyway, for hikers you might expect more, but don't worry, it is worth the drive and the lack-of challenge. The way we went, certainly makes it accessible for all ages. It is a beautiful, somber spot, a great moment to reflect and give thanks to the men and women that serve our country and fight for our freedom. I cannot say enough good things about this experience other than, if you are in the area, you NEED to go...take your kids for a teachable, fun and active moment, take your loved ones, family, friends and parents to share an moment in time and history....it is breathtaking and honestly, considering its age, well preserved and cared for, thankfully. There are plaques of honor around, and a lot of information here and there...It's truly a special place. You will be glad that you took the time.

5  Thank OutdoorGirl09
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Reviewed May 29, 2012 via mobile

Good for family with small children. Short walk to crash site...long drive through the woods to get there.

2  Thank Mainer0307
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