The Awesome Hike In Maine That Will Take You Straight To An Abandoned Train
Maine has some pretty cool hikes with gorgeous views. From beach vistas to mountain top peaks, if you love the outdoors there’s lots to do outside. But, one of our favorite hikes comes with a different reward! Rather than a mile-long view of the scenery, this one leads to the most interesting abandoned final destination. These rusting and decaying relics of the past have come to be known as Maine’s ghost trains. Where did they come from and how did they get there? Read on to find out about what sights await on this eerie hiking trail to these fascinating abandoned trains in Maine.
Have you ever hiked to the “ghost trains of Maine”? Are there any other neat hikes or sights in the area that you’d recommend? Let us know!
Please be sure to tread lightly, and leave this beautifully eerie place as you found it.
For another fun hiking trail in Maine that leads to a unique abandoned structure, check out this hike in Cape Elizabeth that leads to an abandoned mansion. And speaking of mansions, why not stay in one on your next adventure? This gorgeous home in Newry, Maine overlooks the river, has its own private pond, and boasts all of the games, luxuries, and creature comforts you could hope for.
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Abandoned Trains In Maine
What are some other hiking trails in Maine that lead to abandoned places or ruins?
Take ghost hunting and combine it with outdoor recreation, and you have the makings of the following delightfully spooky day trips in Maine!
- Mount Hope Cemetery. Wander the footpaths and grounds of this unsettling Maine cemetery. If you're a scary movie fan and find yourself in Bangor, a stop at Mount Hope Cemetery is essential. It is one of the filming locations for Stephen King's "Pet Sematary" - among the scariest movies ever made. Oh, and remember Al Brady from Central Street? He's buried here, too. Could he still be roaming the grounds?
Pocomoonshine Lake. This lake in Washington County has held stories of lake monsters for as long as any Mainer in the area can remember. Some have even reported seeing the snake-like beings along with the trails they leave behind when they come to and leave the lake. While there are no photos of the creatures, locals estimate them to be anywhere from 30 - 60 feet long and could date back as far as 1873. Somehow, this is easily one of the creepiest places in Maine, and wandering the paths and wilds of this area are not for the faint of heart!