Southern Maine is a reasonably short drive from most places in eastern Massachusetts. In the past our family has bypassed this area in our hurry to get to Acadia National Park, and locations farther north. Recently we simply needed a break from the cares of our regular routine, so we decided to head about two hours north for a day trip. York, Maine is known for its beaches, but it also has a lovely place to explore, Mount Agamenticus. We had read about it in Tom Wessell’s book Roadside Ecology and wanted to check it out.
One of the challenges of visiting a place for the first time is figuring out where we can access an entrance, and where we can safely park. Both tasks were complicated by the fact that Mount A (as it is foundly called) is undergoing some major construction at its entrance. A paved road brings you right to the top where you can enjoy 360 views of the surrounding countryside. When we arrived we found cars parked all along the road. (It was a weekend, so presumably it would be less crowded on a weekday). Mount Agamenticus is town-owned, and once construction is finished it will be charging a modest fee to park your car.Continue reading