Bigelow Mountain and Preserve

life_in_maine_bigelow_mountainWhile Maine is most famous for its coastline, it is also home to some beautiful mountains. Bigelow Mountain is near the borders of northern New Hampshire and Canada. In 1976, the land was set aside as a preserve by the people of Maine. Bigelow is a 12 mile / 19 kilometer ridge that rises to 4,145ft / 1,260m and covers 33,000 acres / 133 km². The range is surrounded by Flagstaff Lake and Dead River to the north, west, and east, and Sugarloaf Mountain to the south. Click on the image for a larger view.