Klondike Mountain

Klondike Mountain features a bald nubble summit with a nearly 360 degree view of the surrounding bay and landscape.

This 46-acre preserve was originally owned by a local family which raised dairy cows and apples in the surrounding pasture near the base of the mountain. The name of the mountain references the intriguing story of two men who, in 1897, devised a scheme claiming that they could extract gold from the nearby seawater. These men worked as con artists who—after hiring hundreds of workers and collecting funds from investors—fled the area never to be prosecuted for their deception.

Directions: Take US Route 1 to ME Route 189, leading to Lubec. After 9 miles, turn left on the North Lubec Road at McFadden’s Variety. Go 1 mile to the Klondike Mountain Preserve sign on the left and park in the parking area.