Mountain Glory Farm
YEAR ROUND ACTIVITIES

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Photo: J&R

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You don't have to be a sport enthusiast or "woodsy" to enjoy the magnificent scenery, fresh air and unspoiled countryside of northern Maine. Just curling up in one of our cozy rooms with a great book, a cup of hot tea and glancing out the windows every now and then at the mountains and our Amish family working on the farm is guaranteed to bring serenity to your soul. Or you can take a leisurely one hour stroll and never leave the fields and forests of Mountain Glory Farm.

Fields & Forests     Fields and Forests

Springtime: Flyfishing, moosewatching, observing the bird migrations, watching the snow melt? Within a 15 mile radius there are 29 lakes, ponds and streams with trout, land-locked salmon, togue and other species. For fly tying materials, you can visit Theriaultís Fly Shop just down the road. Scotty's Flying Service can take you by seaplane to remote lakes for day fising and photo shoots. NEOC offers marvelous boat and van tours to watch moose. The new Maine Birding Trail suggests this area as prime birding country. Resident partridge, grouse, pheasants, eagles, hawks, wild turkeys, killdeer, ravens and countless other birds on the farm add to the Spring migrations. All the apple trees ringing the farm burst into bloom and our Amish farmers prepare the fields for their crops. The ATV season open back up on May 18th offering miles and miles of trails to explore through fields, forests and the 1000 Bog! May also ushers in the return of the Maine State Insect, the infamous Black Fly. These charmless creatures are held at bay with good bug spray and netting gear, both of which are available in town.

Summer: Spending time in Baxter State Park is a privilege many Mainers cherish. Mile high Mt. Katahdin, the Park's crowning jewel, overlooks 204,000 acres of unspoiled wilderness and is the start of the Appalachian Trail. The Park has 200 miles of magnificent hiking trails. Kayak, raft, canoe and boat rentals are all available nearby. If you are really adventurous, try white water rafting on the famous Allagash River or the East Branch River. No visit to Patten would be complete without a stop at the unique Lumbermens Museum, dedicated to the history of the Great North Woods logging boom. Or if you're curious about what a real farming community is like, go for a long walk down our road which will take you past neighboring farms that produce corn, potatoes, veggies, highbush blueberries, raspberries, all sorts of silage, piglets, dairy & beef cows, goats, horses, pheasants and chickens. The Town of Patten's annual Pioneer Days Festival in August celebrates the exploration and first settling of the Great North Woods. Many other summer festivals, mountain climbing, golf, and swimming round out what is available within a few miles of the farm. The new Katahdin Woods & Waters Recreation Area includes 100,000 acres along both sides of the East Branch of the Penobscot River, east of Baxter State Park. It is accessible from three places: Matagamon Wilderness, in Patten on the Waters Road just a few miles from the Farm, and in Stacyville. It is a special part of Maine with world-class fishing, mountain biking, hiking, canoeing, hunting and a new cross country ski trail. The lands include an improved 18 mile "Katahdin Loop" of unpaved logging roads and many multi-use trails including part of the International Appalachian Trail. SUV's and trucks are recommended for touring the new recreational area.

Autumn: This is, without doubt, the most beautiful season in Maine. The foliage season spans late September and most of October and is indescribable at its height, a photographer's dream. Hiking is at its best in the Fall. Our fields are harvested for the last time. All the wild apples on the farm are ready for picking by anyone who would like them. Our newly reclaimed 100 year old apple orchard is now also available to our guests. Or shop nearby for pumpkins, fresh cider and antiques. As the hunting season begins flock of birds fly north. The new Katahdin Woods & Waters Recreation Area includes 100,000 acres along both sides of the East Branch of the Penobscot River, east of Baxter State Park. It is accessible from three places: Matagamon Wilderness, in Patten on the Waters Road just a few miles from the Farm, and in Stacyville. It is a special part of Maine with world-class fishing, mountain biking, hiking, canoeing, hunting and a new cross country ski trail. The lands include an improved 18 mile "Katahdin Loop" of unpaved logging roads and many multi-use trails including part of the International Appalachian Trail. SUV's and trucks are recommended for touring the new recreational area.

Winter: Frost crystals begin to form in November. (The first snow falls on the farm usually in late October.) The Maine Snowmobile Association and the local snowmobile clubs gear up to enjoy another winter wonderland. Over 2000 miles of groomed trails are prepared and await our guests. A connector trail for ITS 81 runs right through the farm, groomed by the local Rockabema Club. If you enjoy "sledding" (Maine lingo for snowmobiling), once you park your car at the farm, you can travel all over Maine by snowmobile. Or if crosscountry skiing and snowshoeing are more to your liking, you can traverse the farm, use the many nearby trails and the Baxter Park trail. Birch Point at Pleasant Lake rents ice fishing equipment and heated ice-houses. In February, the annual CanAm Dog Sled races are held at Fort Kent, 1 1/2 hours to our north. A new groomed cross country ski trail opened this year at the Katahdin Woods & Waters Recreation Area - see map. Then again, curling up and just watching the sunlight on the snow, reading a great book in peace and quiet and enjoying the magnificent sunsets, these are not bad ways to spend a few days. Who knows, you may live a bit longer...

Photo: J&R

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