The Appalachian Trail crosses the Golden Road near Abol Pond.
Town names along the road are a little different to say the least. The photo above was taken in T3 R11 WELS. Translated: Township 3 Range 11 West of Easterly Line of the State.
Continuing down the road you come to Haymock Lake where you can stay at Macannamac Camps and Lodges for a real outdoors Maine experience.
|A walk in the woods at River Pond Nature Trail|
|Just below the power house on the West Branch|
|One of the trails leading to the West Branch Falls|
The culmination of our drive was the Ripogenus Lake Dam. The Golden Rd continues on after this for another 50 miles or so to Canada.
|Below the dam|
|Gears on the Ripogenus Dam|
|Your intrepid innkeepers|
Combine this drive with a few days at Baxter State Park and you are well on your way to enjoying a small slice of the Great Maine Woods! It's a 3 hour drive from White Cedar Inn so plan to stay here a couple of days for your 'ocean' time and then head inland for your 'mountain and lakes' time. One state. We've got it all! (The desert is here in Freeport!)
White Cedar Inn Bed and Breakfast 178 Main St Freeport, Maine 04032