borestoneTucked away among the ledges and surrounded by serene  mountains and old forest growth is a hidden gem, the Maine Audubon Sanctuary’s Borestone Mountain. Originally operated as a fox farm in the early 1900s, the property was bequeathed to the National Audubon Society by its owner, ornithologist Robert T. Moore.   

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Despite its modest elevation of 1,947 feet, the precipitous glacier-scoured summit ridge of the mountain offers a 360-degree vista.


There was plenty of wildlife to view as well.  I was wondering if this young fox was a descendant from a fox of the original fox farm.  

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As if Borestone isn’t enough of a reason to head off the beaten path in Monson, just a short distance from the trail head lies beautiful Little Wilson Stream.  Little Wilson Stream’s upper falls is a scenic landmark in Maine’s ‘100-Mile Wilderness’  which is the most remote section of the Appalachian Trail.  

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