What to do in Grafton Notch State Park

Located in the Western Maine Mountains Region, Grafton Notch State Park is one of the largest state parks in the Maine system. Spectacular scenery of the Mahoosuc Range, hiking, picnicking and fishing are the main attractions.

Grafton Notch State Park is one of the largest state parks offering 3,112 acres for hiking, picnicking and fishing. Spectacular scenery is offered of the Mahoosuc Range. The 2,000-mile Appalachian Trail passes through the park on the way to the trail's northern terminus, Mt. Katahdin. Sights include: Screw Auger Falls, Spruce Meadow, Mother Walker Falls, Old Speck Mountain and Moose Cave.

Recreation
The area is enjoyed year after year by those seeking spectacular scenery. The park offers views of the Mahoosuc Range. Day use facilities include picnic tables and grills. Short hiking trails are available in addition to access to the Appalachian Trail. A main artery snowmobile trail (ITS 82) traverses the park and is maintained by a local snowmobile club.

Location
From Upton, travel SR 26 southeast for approximately 10 miles.

Climate
The Western Maine Mountains Region, known for its spectacular four seasons, sees average daytime winter temperatures ranging 10 - 14 degrees Fahrenheit (-12 to -10 Celsius) in the northern area and an average of 14 -18 degrees Fahrenheit (-10 to -8 Celsius) in the southern area. Summer unfolds for outdoors enthusiasts with temperatures in the northern area averaging 66 degrees Fahrenheit (19 Celsius) and in the southern area averaging 68 (20 Celsius). Western Maine Mountains Region experiences a wide range of precipitation. From north to south, the area receives an average of less than 38 inches (97 centimeters) to more than 44 inches of precipitation each year. Summer rainfall averages 3 - 5 inches per month.

Address
1941 Bear River Road
Newry, ME 04261

Phone: 207-824-2912

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