click on pictures for more information
Overall Rating: 4/5
Handicap Accessible (if not hiking to summit)/ Restrooms Available
Mt. Agamenticus (known lovingly by locals as ‘Mt. Aggie’) has long been one of my favorite places, even though I’ve only been here three times. Maybe that sounds silly, yet, although it may be the mountain with the least elevation in Maine (520′), it has one of the most astounding views. From the summit, even without climbing the watchtower, you can see the ocean from Portsmouth to Ogunquit, the Sandwich Notch Mtns., the Presidential Range, and, albeit tiny, even the I-95 Piscataqua River Bridge. Supposedly, per a sign at the summit, when you’re at the top of the old watchtower, on a clear day you can see all the way to Boston and it’s skyscrapers. I could sit here daily and be happy, rain or shine.
There are several choices on how you access Mt. Aggie, whether it be hiking or mountain biking from the base or driving to the summit and parking, which is usually the most popular option. There’s a new trail around the summit called the Big A Trail. This trail is a universal access trail, which makes it handicap accessible. I walked a bit of it today, and it has even more amazing views than before the trail was created. (Okay, so there may have been awesome views along this trail before, I just didn’t know about which particular spots to go to.) I highly recommend this trail if you’re looking for a particularly easy and no stress hike. There are several other hikes as well. If you like to see the rest of the trail system, check out this link.
To find directions to the mountain, please see this link.
Have fun and be safe!!