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Province Mountain
Wakefield, NH, Newfield, ME

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking down the trail to Province Mountain
Looking down the trail to Province Mountain

Route: Wilkinson Road, unknown trail, (Province Mountain), unknown trail, Wilkinson Road

On the way back from Abbott Mountain, there was still plenty of daylight, so I headed to the Province Lake area.

After parking below the gate on the private road (small sign asking hikers to park there), I continued on foot up the road, climbing up the embankment at the cairned trailhead (the road goes downhill if you go too far). From there, I worked my way up the moderate climb to the summit ledges, where I had excellent views of the Ossipees, Sandwich Range, and Green Mountain. Continuing south, I went to the southern ledges and had views of southern Maine, the Moose Mountains, and the Belknap Range.

While the views were great, there were no blueberries to be found - certainly not my primary objective, but nonetheless it would have been a nice bonus.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Province Mountain
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Moderate
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Friday, August 13, 2008
Hike Commenced: 5:40 PM
Parking Elevation: 590'
Destination: Province Mountain
Ascent Commenced: 5:43 PM
Summit Reached: 5:56 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:13
Trailhead Elevation: 700'
Summit Elevation: 1,176'
Vertical Gain: 486'
Hike Ended: 6:29 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 00:49
Hike Vertical Gain: 606'


The cairn marking the trailhead for Province Mountain
The cairn marking the trailhead for Province Mountain

Looking across Province Lake at the Ossipees, Sandwich Range, and Green Mountain from Province Mountain - Click to enlarge
Looking across Province Lake at the Ossipees, Sandwich Range, and Green Mountain from Province Mountain

Topographic map of Province Mountain


Directions to trailhead: Take Route 153 North from Wakefield to Province Lake. Shortly after seeing the lake, Butterfield Road will be on the right. Head up this road (it will become Wilkinson Road), past the cottages, up to a gate. Park here (not blocking the gate), and continue up the road, around a curve, then while rounding a second curve, the trailhead is marked with a cairn on the right.

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