Bigelow Preserve

in North Maine Woods

Around eight miles northwest of the Sugarloaf alpine resort, this 35,000-acre preserve is a wonderful setting for reconnecting with nature. The densely forested wilderness has many trails for hiking in summer and cross-country skiing in winter. There's great foliage viewing in the fall, particularly from lofty mountain tops such as Cranberry Peak (3210ft).

The Appalachian Trail also crosses through the Bigelow Preserve.