Grafton Notch State Park

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Grafton Notch State Park
Maine State Park
Screw Auger Falls (1601610453).jpg
Screw Augur Falls
Country  United States
State  Maine
County Oxford County, Maine
Township Grafton
Elevation 1,601 ft (488 m) [1]
Coordinates 44°35′36″N 70°56′52″W / 44.59333°N 70.94778°W / 44.59333; -70.94778Coordinates: 44°35′36″N 70°56′52″W / 44.59333°N 70.94778°W / 44.59333; -70.94778 [1]
Area 3,192 acres (1,292 ha) [2]
Established Unspecified
Management Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
Location in Maine
Website: Grafton Notch State Park

Grafton Notch State Park is a state-operated, public recreation area in Grafton Township, Oxford County, Maine.[3] The park occupies 3,192 acres (1,292 ha) surrounding Grafton Notch, the mountain pass between Old Speck Mountain and Baldpate Mountain.[4] The park is abutted to the east and west by the 27,253 acres (11,029 ha) of the Mahoosuc Public Reserved Land. The park's mountain scenery includes the Screw Auger and Mother Walker waterfalls and Moose Cave.[5] Recreational opportunities include fishing, hunting, picnicking areas, and hiking trails that include a rugged 12-mile (19 km) stretch of the Appalachian Trail.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Grafton Notch". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "State Parks, State Historic Sites and Public Reserved Lands" (PDF). Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (published 2015). September 18, 2014. Retrieved June 15, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Grafton Notch State Park". Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. Retrieved June 15, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Grafton Township". Maine: An Encyclopedia (Publius Research). Retrieved June 15, 2015. 
  5. ^ Woodrow B. Thompson (November 2001). "Geology of Grafton Notch State Park" (PDF). Geologic Site of the Month. Maine Geological Survey. Retrieved June 15, 2015. 

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