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Blog :: 07-2015

Hiking Maine - Borestone Mountain



Borestone Mountain Base Trail


If you like hiking to special places in Maine with mature forest and mountain top views there are many places to see. When in the area of Monson and Greenville, Maine take a drive down the Elliotsville Road and visit the Borestone Mountain Audubon Sanctuary. The 1,600 wilderness area is accessed from Bodfish Road in Eilliotsville, Maine.

From the parking area you have two choices to hike up to the visitor center at Sunrise Pond. You can take  the access road or hike the base trail. Take the base trail up to see the large spruce forest and impressive trail work with stone steps over a well marked trail.


Sunrise Pond

Sunrise Pond - Borestone Mountain Audubon Sanctuary


From Sunrise Pond the summit trail ascends Borestone Mountain over a well maintained trail. The trail is about 1 mile to the summit. Along the way admire the work of volunteers who have placed many stone steps to avoid trail erosion and add to the enjoyment of the hike. The trail has a few steep inclines and some mild scrambling through rocky ledges.


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Ascending summit trail Borestone Mountain


About 7/10ths of a mile along the trail you will come to the west summit of Borestone Mountain. The views of Sunrise, Midday and Sunset Ponds are impressive. Hiking another 3/10ths of mile will bring you to the east summit.

The summits of Borestone reward you with great views of many lakes and ponds. Lake Onawa to the north of the mountain is set in the foreground. Also visible are the Greenwoods Ponds and Sebec Lake to the east.





Borestone noerth view

Views of Lake Onawa




Pete Borestone

Land Brother Peter McPhail



Views from East Peak

Views from East Peak



Two Lakes - Two Cabins - Two Locations - Two Big Parcels



Greenville - Wilson Pond Cabin


This new listing on Wilson Pond in Greenville, Maine is the best value on a vacation cottage setting lakeside with unobstructed views of the lake and Rum Mountain. This property has 11 +/- acres with the main camp, guest cottage, storage building, woodshed, dock and more.



Views of Rum Mountain and Wilson Pond



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This great family recreation property is priced to sell at $225,000. Call Peter at 207-794-4338 for an appointment to see it!




Burlington - Saponac Lake 2 bedroom year round cottage


Our new property listing on Saponac Lake in Burlington, Maine is our pick of the month for a lake front bargain. The property has electric, is on a year round maintained camp road, has a full septic, heat and all you need for 4 seasons of recreational enjoyment. The Burlington property comes with 10 acres and 300 +/- feet lake front. Priced at $139,900. Call Today!

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  1. Doug Marcus on

    Love the properties you have on the market,I'm interested In the properties on Saponac Lake,are they still for sale.The one that's on 10 acres and 300+ ft waterfront looks beautiful.
    • Phil McPhail on

      Doug, One camp has sold and the 10 acres with 300 feet frontage is pending.

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