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Description - Mt. Blue State Park is one of Maine's largest parks. The park encompasses 5,021 acres which is used for camping, swimming, hiking and nature study. Modern restroom and bathhouse facilities are available. A boat launch, amphitheater and nature center in the Webb Lake area offer environmental education talks and displays. The nearby Center Hill Area provides a scenic picnic spot and nature trail as well as extensive multiple-use trails open to ATVs, horseback riders, hikers and mountain bikers.

Attractions - Mt. Blue State Park is one of Maine's largest parks. The park encompasses 5,021 acres which is used for camping, swimming, hiking, boating, fishing, nature study and wildlife viewing. Moose in the Weld area continue to increase annually. Sightings of these animals are common during the summer months. The park maintains cross-country ski trails, a major snowmobile trail and an ice rink during the winter.

Recreation - A campground, sand beach with bathhouse, hot showers, flush toilets, boat launch, amphitheater and nature center are among the features of the Webb Lake area. The nearby Center Hill Area provides a scenic picnic spot and nature trail as well as an extensive multiple use trail open to ATVs, horses, walkers, and mountain bikes. Mt. Blue is also a popular day hike. A naturalist leads scheduled hikes and programs during the summer months. Adirondack shelters are available for large group use and canoes may be rented.

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.

Location - Mount Blue State Park is about fourteen miles northwest from Wilton off SR 156 in Weld.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Mid-May through September.


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Filed By: Cory Eicher (Redlands, CA)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: I was in Maine for a business trip and as soon as my responsibilites were done I picked a destination on the map (Mt. Blue State Park as it turned out) and high-tailed it out of town. It was a balmy Saturday-Sunday in early October, there was only one other camping group besides me for Sat night, and Sunday morning I was by myself on top of Mt. Blue. I passed a couple other groups on their way up while I was on the way back down. Great experience, beautiful place, and I had it almost all to myself.

Filed By: danny
Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: some of my fondest chilhood memories of summer in maine are of days spent at both the beach and center hill areas of the park. the beach is great for kids (sandy bottom and very gradual increase in water depth as you walk out from shore). the view from center hill is inspiring and its great fun to clamber over the rocks and ledges. there is also great mountain climbing nearby on tumbledown mountain. its easy to get to all sections of the park from either wilton (east side) or dixfield (west side). the beach is on the west side and center hill is on the east. there is a good road (about 5 or 6 miles ) between the two sections.

Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: I grew up camping at Mt. Blue as my family always took me there. Now as an adult there is a certain nostalgia that goes along with my memories. It's a GREAT place for kids and adults alike. Though I have not been there for almost 7 years, the memories from that place are so strong they remain fresh. Perfect views, lots of wildlife and great swimming all over.


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Contact Information:
Mt. Blue State Park, RR 1, Box 610 , Weld, ME, 04285, Phone: 207-585-2347

Additional Information:
Maine Lakes and Ponds - Maine's wilderness environment includes over 3,000 sprawling lakes and ponds. In addition, there are over 32,000 miles of rushing streams and rivers. Visitors and residents enjoy some of the best fishing, whitewater boating and paddleboating opportunities on the East Coast.
Maine State Parks & Public Reserved Lands - Maine's State Parks and Public Reserved Lands are managed for recreation, wildlife and timber. State Historic Sites preserve the rich heritage of the American Revolution and Civil War.
Western Maine Mountains Region - Western Maine Mountains is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Whitewater boating, fishing, hunting and winter sports abound in White Mountain National Forest, Rangeley Lake and Sebago Lake Areas.

Links:
Mt. Blue State Park - Official agency Website

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