A Little Maine Gem
We had three busy days earlier in the week in Boston, so what we really needed was a low key adventure day in our own state.
What is it with boys climbing up on huge rocks and insisting on tons of pictures?
What's great about it is that it's a 2 mile hike into the mountain and beach area and then a 2 mile hike back. The hike isn't challenging at all and the hiking trail is quite wide and easy to walk on. I did use my Garmin to measure the distance to ease my curiosity and so I could really answer the questions like "how much longer? are we there yet?"
Since I had never been and I thought I was going for a true hike, I took Izzy and put her in the backpack. Izzy was a trooper in the backpack, especially after never really going for any hikes or walks in it before.
The hike in was so easy and gradual, I really had no idea we had climbed a mountain. At the top of the mountain was also a vacation home that can be rented out. I just looked up how much it costs to rent these vacation homes and they are $3000 for week during peak tourist times. Ouch! I'll just stick to the 50 minute drive.
I really don't know what I was thinking. My back was so sore after this hike. Izzy IS 36 lbs now and to be honest, I don't think I've ever put her in the backpack. Ward and I used to hike with Tucker in the backpack quite a bit when he was younger and I don't remember it being so challenging. Perhaps I was thinking "I'm tough, I can handle this. No sweat!" Next time we go, we'll take the jogger with us! The trail was really wide and easy to navigate - it will surely accommodate a jogger for sure.
You can't see it, but there is a lighthouse out in the distance.
The beach was perfect! There were only a handful of people. It was such a gorgeous area. The boys immediately started collecting shells while Izzy had a blast playing in the sand.
Tucker really wanted to bring this buoy back with him. I finally convinced him that it would be a long 2 mile hike back holding that thing.
She is loving beach life. I see many days at the beach this summer.
Of course there was more rock climbing.
My tough guys!
We will definitely be heading back here several times this summer. Such a beautiful little spot. If you are ever in the area, you need to check it out!