Bald Mountain Public Reserved Land
One of the 29 units of Maine’s Public Reserved Lands, Bald Mountain is among the most popular hiking destinations in the state. Outdoor enthusiasts thrive in this four-season Eden. Year-round hiking trails promise sightings of more than 200 species of wildlife, with the many brilliances of color calling out from Maine’s countryside in the fall.
A trek up Bald Mountain Trail to the bald summit ledges offers superb views of the Rangeley, Cupsuptic, and Mooselookmeguntic Lakes. The panoramic scene is pure poetry—and the reason Bald Mountain is celebrated by hikers, naturalists, and families as an ideal picnic spot. The hiking trail is a gentle one-mile climb through an engaging mixed forest of hardwood and pine, a relatively easy hike for young children. With several side trails branching off from the summit, hikers can definitely enjoy a full day’s adventure on Bald Mountain.
Local anglers flock to the public land’s lakes and rivers for summer boating and fishing. Autumn brings hunting season for deer and ruffed grouse. And snowmobilers find more reasons to return to the Bald Mountain Public Lands when winter’s first permanent snow arrives.