|Life on Bickford Brook Trail|
Beer Advocate and happened to be hosting it's Belgium Beer Festival. Matt and I decided to double date with our friends Amber and Jason to the event. Since we were already up north, we looked for a short local hike to try before we hit the bar. Lovell is on the NH/Maine line close to Fryberg, Maine. I found a hike in Evan's Notch to Blueberry Mountain (1781 ft). This hike can also connect to Speckled Mountain to make a nice +7 mile loop, but on this day, we decided to adventure on a 3 mile out and back trek up Blueberry Mountain.
Here is how to recreate this adventure...
Adventure: Blueberry Mountain, Evan's Notch, NH
Getting there: The Bickford Brook Trail is located along Rt. 113. It at "Brickett Place" - a small historical house/museum. From 302/113 junction, take 113 north about 20 miles. Brickett Place is located on the right, just after the Cold River Campground (on left). There's plenty of parking (cost $3 cash per car or National Park Pass). Privey toilets are available at the trailhead.
|Trail Sign at Brickett Place|
Difficulty: Moderate - I was surprised how steep some portions were for such a short peak!
Distance: 0.7 miles to junction + 0.8 to summit = 1.5 miles one way/3 miles out-and-back round trip.
|View from lunch ledge|
- Avoid wet slab on rainy days - it's dangerous
- Take your photos and lunch on the large open slab right before the summit. The summit is wooded with limited views.
Afterwards - If you are beer lover, drive the 30 minutes to Ebeneezer's Pub in Lovell. They have 35 Belgium brews on tap and a great pub menu. It is located at 44 Allen Rd. Lovelle, ME 04051.
It was great to get a little hike in with our friends and then visit the Belgium Beer Fest at Ebeneezer's. I can't wait for next year, to do it again!