Directly across from our family resort in Maine is Agamenticus Road named such as it leads to Mount Agamenticus. Today Mount Agamenticus is known for its unique trail systems many of which follow the old ski trails of “The Big A”. This conservation region boasts 10,000 acres of land and is one of the largest remaining expanses of undeveloped forests in coastal New England. A visit to our family resort in Maine allows ample time for your family to explore the natural wonders and history of this unique landmark.
As you explore the woods and the trails the bedrock shows the impact of the Glacial ice sheets that once covered this region. Additionally a number of artifacts from “The Big A” still remain throughout the woods. The Big A was a ski area in the 1960’s and 1970’s various foundations, lift equipment and even the T bar still remain.
Prior to the 1960’s this was the site for the first US radar tower as well as a Lookout Tower for the US Army in the 1940’s. Barracks were constructed here to house the 551st Signal Battalion, the viewing deck that currently sets on the summit covers the four footings that once supported the radar tower. For the army and history buffs in your family an escape to our family resort in Maine offers the perfect setting to explore and experience this region first visited by Europeans in 1602.
In addition to the trails and wildlife Mount A boasts the Learning Lodge with a number of seasonal educational activities for families visiting Maine. As a focus area of Statewide ecology there are many natural gifts for your family to experience rare animal sightings on MT. A include spotted turtle, Spring Salamander and New England Cotton Tail. There are also a number of rare plants and exemplary natural communities and habitats.
The adventure starts at our family resort in Maine where our staff continues to ensure your memories of Maine are un-surmounted:
Crystal on our Housekeeping Team was putting out fresh Sea Coast Coffee for our guests to enjoy when one guest inquired about microwaving her breakfast, Crystal quickly heated up her food. Later as Crystal was cleaning the common areas she saw the guest with dirty dishes in hand and offered to clean them and deliver them back to the guests room when she was done. The guest was so thrilled by the attention and assistance!
Hannah at the front desk noticed one of the guests arriving this week had never visiting our Ogunquit hotel before. Hannah upgraded the guest to one of our Luxury Suites so she could enjoy an extra special escape in Maine!