A morning in York, Maine.
Oct 27, 2015
Okay, maybe Mt. Agamenticus in York, Maine, isn’t really a strenuous climb (elevation 692 ft.), and maybe Rico–having completed many a 50-mile-‘dash’ in California–isn’t really too-pooped-to-pop, still I highly recommend this hike for anyone in any shape, including toddlers and grandparents.
Once a ski area with a scenic view of the Atlantic Ocean, Mount A (as the locals call it), is now home to a conservation program and several miles of gentle trails open for hiking, biking and snowshoeing. Equestrians and ATV riders have access to specially-marked trails. If you are hungering for a view, but unable to climb, the top of Mount A can be reached by vehicle where, from the parking lot, you have access to a trail designed to accommodate wheelchairs, walkers or strollers. For trail maps, teacher information and directions, check their website: http://www.agamenticus.org/
After hiking, we stumbled across Anthony’s Food Shop on Route 1 in York. Don’t let the outer gas station/convenience store appearance fool you. Inside is a whole lot more. (Did someone say bakery items?) http://www.anthonysfoodshop.com/
You’ll want to take your booty to Nubble Lighthouse to feast on the view. Maine. The way life is.
by Martin Rogers Photography