North Berwick, ME – Bauneg Beg is located in the Bauneg Beg Mountain Conservation area. Jointly managed by the town of North Berwick and Great Works Regional Land Trust. The peak of Bauneg Beg stands at 866′. Higher than the neighboring Mt. Agamenticus located in York, Maine.
The views on top of Bauneg Beg offers a surprising vantage point. During your hike up, large boulders, cliffs can be seen, forming “Devil’s Den.” Named for the sense of enclosure created by the rocks and summit ledges. Linny’s Way trail will bring you upwards along side Devils Den.
The main trail head is located on Fox Farm Hill Road, about 7 miles northwest of town of North Berwick. The Bauneg Beg Trail starts at the back of the parking area behind an information kiosk.
On a good day the ocean is easy to see. Looking at Mt. Washington from the middle peak of Bauneg Beg, the towers which are in the forefront, are sitting on top of Mt Hope. If you decide to hike Bauneg Beg during the evening hours you can star gaze along with getting a nice view of Sanford, Maine.
Bauneg Beg has a long history of providing recreation for the local area. In January 1937 the Bauneg Beg Outing Club was formed. The club cleared brush and carved out a trail in the woods on the property of Bernard Quint, near the intersection of Ford-Quint and Fox Farm Hill Roads on the leeward side of the 860-foot Bauneg Beg Mountain. The 30-degree and 4/5 of mile slope featured a 500-foot rope tow powered by an 85 horsepower Ford flathead gasoline engine for a cost of $825. Members hand groomed the 250-foot vertical drop off the rugged mountainside and skied there all winter, but conditions were less that ideal.