Decided to head out for the long Columbus Day weekend but had not made any specific plans. Decided to try Flagstaff Hut for openings/availability to explore foliage and nearby hiking. A space was available so I headed up and had a great visit. Beautiful foliage and great hiking.
Guest Stories & Reviews
Spur of the moment trip
We've been waiting since the winter to get up to the huts, and we finally found a free weekend for a quick overnight at Stratton Brook. Our trip was amazing, with wonderful weather, great views of the fall foliage, and amazing food and company at the hut. The Huts and Trails Board members were also staying the night, and we loved chatting with them and learning more about the mission of the organization- everyone was super friendly and welcoming.
We loved our time on the trails and in the huts! I wish we could have spent a few nights at Flagstaff.
A perfect blend of adventure!
We traveled from Big Eddy to the Grand Falls Hut by canoe and foot with campers in tow! Our stay was three days and two nights. The lodging was clean and comfortable. The well prepared meals and helpful staff made this am adventure that we will be talking about for years. Thank you, Maine Huts and Trails!
Visited Stratton Brook, Poplar Springs, Flagstaff huts. All three offer top notch hospitality. Helpful, friendly, thoughtful staff. Lunch at Stratton and overnight at Poplar and Flagstaff. For biking the trails to Stratton and Poplar are very good and navigable. To Flagstaff we made some mistakes and took Hemlock Trail when we should have taken the other. We should have asked, but maybe your map could indicate best bike route to Flagstaff. Maybe it already does and we were not careful. Loved the extra loops off Narrow Gage Pathway and all the renovated trails at the Outdoor Center. We had a wonderful time.
Just What I Wanted
To start.... I was looking for a fun time with my 21 yr old son who is ready to move on to bigger and better backpacking adventures. So at 55 yrs old I decided in March, 2015 (after some serious internet research) that Maine Huts and Trails could provide me (a rookie backpacker) with a fun adventure with my son. Our trip started on July 31st and ended August 3rd, 2015. Needless to say after 4 black and blue toenails and blisters I can still say our adventure exceeded all expectations. The Huts and their crews (Flagstaff & Grand Falls) were just what the "doctor ordered". Props to Garrett, Scott, Megan, and Seth @ Flagstaff. We stayed there 2 nights and met all 4. They were helpful, intelligent and really good cooks. Props also go to Nate and Sarah @ Grand Falls (our stay here was sandwiched in between the Flagstaff nights). We were lucky enough to be their only guests the evening we were there and they were also most helpful, intelligent, good cooks but most importantly they were like family. We encouraged them to dine with us and we had great fun interacting with each other. Beyond the huts....... The trails were great, well marked, but at times challenging for my old bones (with a 20+ backpack). Our only wish of seeing a moose or two didn't happen but watching bald eagles over Flagstaff Lake was very cool. I would encourage anybody to experience this gem. My goal will be to go to all 4 huts in the near future. Thanks again for so much fun - Paul