Cannot believe it has been a month since we last posted to the blog but September/October is very busy around the B&B as the leaves change colors, apple picking season is in full bloom, and the days get cooler.
We are always looking for new places to explore and hike and whenever we get a chance to get out we do. One little peaceful gem we found was the Hancock Railroad Depot just ten minutes to the North of us. The railroad used to go through many of the small towns up here. The railroads are gone but evidence of their past can still be found and this is one of them.
We parked at the depot which is a nicely maintained station just outside of town along Norway Pond. It's a short but very pleasant 1/3 mile stroll on the old railroad bed which drops you off at a quiet and scenic spot perfect for picnicking and relaxing (sandwiches can be bought at either the Hancock Market or Fiddleheads Cafe right in town).
If you want to enjoy some solitude and scenery and are not looking for a long or challenging hike, this is the spot (see picture below)!