Happy Summer

We Are Here, We Are Excited, and We Are Hiring!

Hiring: We are recruiting two new positions to our leadership team, which will include a Development Director and a Director of Operations. This is a tremendously exciting milestone for Maine Huts & Trails and two terrific opportunities for fundraising, outdoor recreation, and hospitality professionals who aspire to help lead and build a new, strong future here at Maine Huts & Trails. 

More information about the Development Director position and the Director of Operations position can be found at this link.

 

Trails: The Maine Hut Trail is open for hiking and biking. Important Notes:

  • The Maine Hut Trail and mountain bike trails in the area of Stratton Brook Hut and Poplar Hut are in really good shape thanks to the efforts and sharp saws of MH&T and town staff, CRNEMBA volunteers, and passers through who toss a saw in their pack just in case. Thank you.

  • Thanks to the Matty Family and friends, the Shore Trail, Beaver Trail, and Birch Trail are clear around Flagstaff, and the Maine Hut Trail is clear to Big Eddy.

  • The bridges along the Dead River stretch of the MH Trail to Grand Falls Hut are in poor shape and the trail has not been mowed. Use caution if using this trail.

  • Important: Landowers are our partners in the MH&T experience.  The Weyerhaeuser Company will be conducting timber operations in the area of the Maine Hut Trail north of the Halfway Yurt, between the Appalachian Trail and Long Falls Dam Road.  The Maine Hut Trail will be closed during their operations. The expected duration is approximately June 23 through the end of August.  For your safety, hikers and mountain bikers are asked to please follow the detour signage.

 

Huts: Huts are currently closed and we are not yet taking reservations.

MH&T staff, board, advisors, and volunteers are entirely focused on the plans and implementation to be open this winter.  We are hiring, and as we increase our staff resources we will be able to offer more in the way of hut availability. We will provide updates as hut availability improves.

 

Summer Opportunities:  There are many great events on the trails this summer as we work diligently to climb out of the impacts of the pandemic, and our MH&T experience continues to improve:

  • Baxter Brewing is bringing the Baxter Duathalon to Stratton Brook Hut in July (more details to follow).  

  • In July and August, MH&T and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy are hosting an AmeriCorps crew for trail stewardship projects on the AT and MH Trail.

  • The Carrabassett Valley Backcountry Challenge is July 17

  • Sugarloaf hosts the MAXXIS ESC Enduro Series Box Showdown on September 12

  • Make-a-Wish's Trailblaze Challenge is September 10 and 11

 

 

 

 

News & Updates

MH&T Volunteers - The Foundation Blocks of 2020

We wish to thank the many dozens of volunteer caretakers who did such an outstanding job attending to the huts this summer. Thanks to your efforts, the huts are in really good shape, the trails are terrific, and our mission and vision are still alive. Between the first week of July and the last week of October, families and COVID prepared "social bubbles" were able to enjoy the splendor of Flagstaff Hut. What an opportunity to share in a special place during a crazy, crazy time. With winter soon upon us, we will need stewardship help at Stratton Brook Hut. Visit our volunteer page for more information. And Thank You.
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Trail Conditions

This summer and fall seasons, we will be posting trail condition updates to the Maine Huts & Trails Facebook Page instead of on our website. Be sure to Follow @MaineHuts on Facebook to receive notifications about new posts.