Fodor's Expert Review Mt. Kineo

Greenville Park (National/State/Provincial)

Accessible primarily by steamship, Mt. Kineo House was a thriving upscale summer resort that sits below its namesake's 700-foot cliff on an islandlike, 1,200-acre peninsula jutting into Moosehead Lake. The last of three successive hotels with this name was built in 1884 and became America's largest inland waterfront hotel. It was torn down in 1938, but Kineo remains an outstanding day trip. Trails to the summit of the spectacular landmark, now part of Mt. Kineo State Park, lead to a fire tower that rewards with a 360-degree sweep of Maine's largest lake and rugged mountains. Hikers scramble on the challenging Indian Trail, but it also has amazing views. All hikes begin on the Carriage Trail, a flat, shore-hugging remnant of the halcyon hotel days. You can play a round on Mt. Kineo Golf Course, one of New England's oldest. There is no road access, but you can take a 15-minute boat trip from Rockwood on the golf course's seasonal shuttle. Historic summer "cottages" line the greens near... READ MORE

Accessible primarily by steamship, Mt. Kineo House was a thriving upscale summer resort that sits below its namesake's 700-foot cliff on an islandlike, 1,200-acre peninsula jutting into Moosehead Lake. The last of three successive hotels with this name was built in 1884 and became America's largest inland waterfront hotel. It was torn down in 1938, but Kineo remains an outstanding day trip. Trails to the summit of the spectacular landmark, now part of Mt. Kineo State Park, lead to a fire tower that rewards with a 360-degree sweep of Maine's largest lake and rugged mountains. Hikers scramble on the challenging Indian Trail, but it also has amazing views. All hikes begin on the Carriage Trail, a flat, shore-hugging remnant of the halcyon hotel days. You can play a round on Mt. Kineo Golf Course, one of New England's oldest. There is no road access, but you can take a 15-minute boat trip from Rockwood on the golf course's seasonal shuttle. Historic summer "cottages" line the greens near the small clubhouse, which has a snack bar and welcomes hikers.

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Quick Facts

Village Rd.
Rockwood, Maine  04478, USA

207-534–9012-for golf course and shuttle

www.maine.gov/mountkineo

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Nonresident $3, Maine resident $2

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