Appalachian Trail

Appalachian Trail: The Mahoosuc Notch

The Appalachian Trail skirts the northern and western edge of the Mahoosuc region. Overall, Maine is the Appalachian Trail most challenging, rugged and remote state, and it has the wildest feel of any area of the Trail.

Maine is famous for hosting the hardest mile of the Appalachian Trail: The Mahoosuc Notch.

Maine offers some exciting features that are uncommon elsewhere on the Trail, including wildlife like moose and loons and pristine lakes. More information can be found at

The Maine Appalachian Trail Club

The Maine Appalachian Trail Club (MATC) is an all-volunteer, nonprofit corporation that was organized on June 18, 1935, to assume responsibility for the management, maintenance and protection of the Appalachian Trail (AT) in Maine. Except for its limited role in Baxter State Park, the MATC is responsible for all Trail and Trail structure design, construction, and maintenance, for monitoring activities in the AT corridor, and for basic public information and education regarding the Trail in Maine. Consider joining MATC today!