to see ancient oaks and pines, and hike through Witt Swamp to observe Maines wildlife. Pleasant Mountain is southern Maine's tallest mountain at 2,006 feet -and with ten miles of trail network and six establish trails, it offers a range of seasonal, weather, and mood dependent fun. Lately, its gotten worse. Pack Essentials for Trips, day trip, sunscreen and Lip protectant. Shorter, wider, and more durable than classic skis.
It was great for snowshoeing in the winter, or hiking during the summer/shoulder seasons, but not the ideal day-tripper's backcountry ski mountain. The last couple of weekends have been interesting with the amount of snow accumulation this winter. Shawnee Peak also has a freestyle terrain park and night skiing for a unique Maine ski experience. Backcountry skiing allows you to be deep in the woods and enjoying whats around you. The ski down was challenging - it was scrubby at the top and dense growth made for tricky lines. I was looking for more tuckermans style downhill rather than back country AT style but it gave me plenty of trails to get out on that don't cost 90 per day.