A Short Hike In Maine Reveals Breathtaking Views Of The White Mountains
If you're looking to get outside but wouldn't consider yourself a hiking expert, there may be a trail just for you. It's called Jockey Cap in Fryeburg, Maine and it has a pretty cool story about how it came to be. According to Maine Trail Finder, Jockey Cap is considered a "glacial erratic", meaning the big rock was transported here on a glacier at some point through history. The glacier melted and left behind a treasured destination for breathtaking views of the White Mountains.
The trail itself is easy enough for even the most novice of hikers. You're also allowed to bring dogs on this trail as long as they're leashed for some extra companionship. It's less than a half-mile jaunt to the Jockey Cap rock, where you'll be able to relax and take in stunning views of the White Mountains in New Hampshire as well as the town of Fryeburg and the Saco River Valley.
Beyond the incredible views, there's also a monument on Jockey Cap. That monument is dedicated to Robert E. Peary, the individual that is believed to be of the first explorers to reach the North Pole. It looks like a mundane monument, but take a much closer look at the inner rim and you'll be amazed.
The trail is easy find off of Route 302 in Fryeburg and has its own parking lot for convenience.