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Mount Agamenticus

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Mount Agamenticus

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21 Mount Agamenticus Road, York, ME 03907-3622
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Boston to Kennebunkport with Optional Lobster Tour
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Boston to Kennebunkport with Optional Lobster Tour

We are a veteran owned, small coach service that offers an intimate experience with live guide to Kennebunkport from Boston. This fantasy tour has many unique stops along the coast of New England for pictures, snack and bathroom options. We have partnered with Maine's best hospitality and tourism professionals to give you the most unforgettable day imaginable. Spend your day exploring Maine's coast, shopping, exquisite seafood, or add a lobster tour. Want to customize your experience? Group outings and military discounts available. <br><br>Add an award winning lobster tour to your day with a quick visit to Walkers Point where former President Bush vacations. <br>This tour has a tendency to sell out VERY fast. It is best to book well in advance to ensure an available seat. If you booked a seat for a lobster tour that has become unavailable, you will be issued a full refund. Thanks for your understanding. Lobster tour is limited; Tues &amp; Thurs ONLY June 9th - Sept 17th
US$117.00 per adult
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Russell W wrote a review Nov 2020
North Carolina1,318 contributions119 helpful votes
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Mt. Agamenticus has views that you'll really want to look at, not just see and, like, and move on. Park at the bottom and hike up, or drive up and hike. We drove up. Steep and winding. There was enough parking today. Trails are not flat, and riddled with stones and roots, but very enjoyable. Leaves can be slippery. Trails are marked with names, directions, and lengths. Awesome views. Viewing platforms are accessible by stairs. Other views need no platforms. Ocean, woods, mountains. A learning center is on top, along with communications towers. This used to be a ski area, so you may see some of the old ski lift equipment while hiking. We had fun, a workout, and got some great pictures. We'll be back.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Hopsing-NH wrote a review Sep 2020
Gorham, New Hampshire851 contributions117 helpful votes
First time here. Easy drive to amazing views! Lots of signs informing you on vegetation and views. Would have given them 5 stars but they allow dogs and there were too many for my comfort level.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Maurene_K wrote a review Aug 2020
Dover, New Hampshire6,774 contributions4,792 helpful votes
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We came to Mount Agamenticus to hike twice during a two-months-long vacation. I’d been there a number of times before. We drove in from South Berwick. As expected, part of Mountain Road was gravel and dirt. It was quite bumpy. I was very glad to end that ride when we reached Mount Agamenticus Road in the Cape Neddick section of York. Although the hill was steep, the SUV climbed it easily. The summit elevation was 692 feet. Before the hikes, we took in the views from the summit. First, we walked over to the north side facing toward Mount Washington. That had a ground-level viewing area with an info board with the names of all the mountains. There was also a raised viewing platform. With a lot of haze in the air, Mount Washington and the rest of the Presidential Range were just faint bluish-grey outlines on the horizon. Then, we walked to the south viewing area. At about 5 or 6 miles away, Cape Neddick and Boon Island were supposed to be visible but weren’t. Then, we walked around the Learning Center lodge to get more views. It was hazy in all directions. To the north, Cape Elizabeth and the entrance to Casco Bay were supposed to be visible. They weren’t. There was just bluish grey haze. In the center of the grounds at the summit of First Hill, there is a low platform with a railing all around it. Atop the railing are metal sculptures of the sights expected to be visible from the vantage point where each is located. Just beyond the lodge, part of the new Big A Trail forks off to the right on a slight downhill slope. A short distance away is the memorial cairn with stones stacked vertically just so. It’s a memorial to the legendary Aspenquid, a Mi'kmaq sachem who was reportedly Chief Sachem of all the Tribes of Indians in the Northern District of America. The legend says that he converted to Christianity as a youth and traveled as a missionary. After his death, he was declared St. Aspenquid. He was supposedly buried at the summit of Mount Agamenticus. Real or legend? It’s open to question. The cairn that stands there today is not the original. That was moved and considerably downsized in 2009. Further along that part of the trail one will find remnants of a T-Bar or lift at what was a ski slope that was once at the northeast side of mount in the 1960’s and 1970’s. There are several picnic tables scattered around the summit grounds. Whether the views are hazy or clear, hiking around Mount Agamenticus is always enjoyable. There are no admission fees. Be sure to pick up a brochure with a map of the trails near the kiosk in the summit parking lot. I rate Mount Agamenticus at 4.50 and highly recommend a visit. If you found this review helpful, please click THANK below.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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skeelovr wrote a review Aug 2020
Hallowell, Maine358 contributions105 helpful votes
We took a ride up on a fluke because it was overcast and the three of us had never done it before and it was not far from Ogunquit. And it's free! It's a curvy, curly drive up but once at the top, there are nice vistas. There are also informational plaques to read. There are hiking trails as well.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Amy K wrote a review Aug 2020
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Easy and quick drive to the top. We explored and hiked around the top with our 4 and 6 year olds for about an hour. Lots of trails to choose from with nice markings so you knew where you were going. Platforms for taking panoramic pictures and viewing the Maine coastline and the forest were amazing! We did not do the hike up, but there were a lot of people there hiking up from the bottom. This was definitely worth the trip there!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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