By VIshal Vivek
Mount Katahdin means “the greatest mountain”. It was so named by the Penobscot Indians and seems apt since it’s the highest mountain in the state.
Since the mountain lies on the Appalachian Trail, it draws many hikers. It’s a 5.1-mile hike to the summit from the ski resort.
Keep in mind that a hike to the top will also require scrambling. But the summit offers mesmerizing views of the Carrabassett region.
Established by Samuel de Champlain in 1604, the mountain offers spectacular views of Penobscot and Frenchman bays from the top.
Although the trail to the top and back is only around 8 miles, the hike can be challenging due to rough weather conditions
There’s an observation area at the summit from where you can soak in spectacular views of the Grafton Notch State Park wilderness.
Although it’s not that high, you can still enjoy incredible views of the Atlantic Ocean, Southwest Harbor as well as other islands nearby.