The next destination on my Virtual Hike was Eustis, Maine.
The previous destination on my virtual hike was Caratunk, Maine.
The virtual hike from Caratunk to Eustis went through the Bigelow Preserve, which is a 35,000 acre state preserve.
This segment of the virtual hike also followed the Appalachian National Scenic Trail.
The Kennebec River Ferry near Caratunk is specifically for hikers on the Appalachian Trail.
Because this segment is almost completely on trails there are no Google Street View images to snag.
This would have been a great segment to follow on Google Maps if it had images. Instead, I just get to look at the overhead views from a satellite or the terrain or road maps.
I can just imagine what the trail would look like this time of year with the trees changing color.
I finally reached Eustis which is a small town, but much bigger than what has been seen recently on the Virtual Hike. It has a population of more than 600.
This Street View image is of the community center where they were getting ready to host a fall festival.
I have been setting shorter distances between destinations for better motivation for my daily walking and so far it has been working. I have been walking more each day and have made good progress toward New Hampshire.
My current plan is to finish making my way across Maine, and then across New Hampshire and Vermont to New York. Perhaps I will find some interesting stops along the way.
Images in this post are from Google Maps and Street View.
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