These Maine trails will take you to historic rock monuments

Editor’s be aware: This story was initially revealed in January 2020.

Coated with moss and lichen, a stone throne sits in the course of the woods. Surrounded by tall evergreens, this man-made construction appears misplaced. It’s mysterious but welcoming. Sit down, it says. Keep some time.

In-built 1912 by Ernest Thompson Stetson, one of many founders of the Boy Scouts of America, the stone throne is among the many rock monuments discovered within the woods of the Good Will-Hinckley campus in Fairfield. It’s a chief instance of the various historic stone buildings which are visited by trails in Maine.