After our first Thanksgiving in our new home, we ventured out for a post-turkey walk close to home. While we've done many hikes on MDI, it had been nearly three years since I'd visited Blue Hill Mountain. Now that it's just a 10 minute drive down the road, I have a feeling we'll visit more often.
We choose the newly opened Becton trail as our route. It took us a little over 2 hours to cover about 4 miles there and back with a summit elevation of 934 feet.
The trail starts off as an easy meander through the woods. Despite the first real cold of the winter, the moss gave the illusion of a lush green. I see to remember a grand opening for this trail earlier in the year. However, the trail is well worn and marked. Shortly after the 1 mile marker, the climb starts and doesn't stop until the Osgood trail junction. Although only the last section before the junction is very steep.
From the junction, it's only a quarter mile to the summit and the views beyond.
This is a trail I can see becoming a favorite. Next time I will have to bring Bruno.