Some of the best hiking in Maine can be found in the Bigelow Preserve. The terrain is diverse and the surrounding landscape offers a myriad of opportunities for outdoor activities. It is certainly a rugged hike but the payoff is worth it every single time. My last visit to this area was back in 2016 when I hiked from Stratton Village to the Northeastern section of Flagstaff Lake. The goal for this trip was to get in one last overnighter before the snow started to settle in. I think we just made it.