Grafton Notch State Park
Maine’s vast acreage is parceled into varied sizes of parks, public lands, and the like for camping, picnicking, fishing, and other marvelous outdoor adventures. Ranging in size from a mere 17 acres to thousands, Maine’s nature retreats welcome visitors with a plethora of terrains and landscapes. The most popular outdoor activity is exploring the state’s countless hiking trails. One of Maine’s largest state parks, Grafton Notch State Park offers spectacular scenery across more than 3,000 acres in the Western Maine Mountains Region.
You can find both short and long day hikes offering fabulous views of the Mahoosuc Range. Even a portion of the Appalachian Trail passes through Grafton Notch, making a significant contribution to the park’s hiking trails. The glacial sculpting of Screw Auger Falls is another awesome sight for Grafton Notch hikers. And you’ll enjoy exploring the quarter-mile loop trail that leads to the narrow gorge and lush mosses of Moose Cave. The recently developed Grafton Loop Trail is one of the hardier hiking trails you’ll find at this Maine state park. It travels over Old Speck Mountain and Sunday Mountain before guiding you up Puzzle Mountain. This 40-mile loop is an ambitious hike that can be completed in about four days.
Come find your way to the well-marked hiking trails, pristine areas, and enviable vistas that await you at Grafton Notch State Park.