Mount Pisgah is a very well-maintained trail. You can either take the gravel road to the top (BORING!) or take the trail off to the left, which is very well marked. This is a nice, short hike that my husband and I do in the evenings to "get out of the house". It's accessible all year long;; you can even showshoe it in the winter. There's a water tower at the top, which offers an awesome view of Winthrop and the surrounding area(s). On a clear day, you might see the White Mountains from the tower (usually 1/2 way up-no need to climb to the top of the tower if you're afraid of heights); it's absolutely beautiful! There's the opportunity to camp out if you'd like, but there are no established sites. It's basically "find a spot and pitch a tent". It's a great place to go if you just want to do a short hike to camp out without traveling hours and hours. It'll give you a good indication/feel for trips in the future that might be a bit more complex. Gets your feet wet, so to speak.
Route 202 from Augusta to Winthrop. Bang a right at Dumonts Market; go through one stop sign and continue to go straight until you cannot. Take a right and go straight until you come to 4 corners (you'll see the North Monmouth Fire Station at this intersection). Bang a left onto Mt. Pisgah road and travel approx. 2 miles +/-. You'll see a parking area on the right with a bulletin board that has pictures of Mt. Pisgah & highlights some of the tales associated w/Mt. Pisgah and its history.
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