Fryeburg, Maine: Jockey Cap Rock, Robert Peary Monument

A huge igneous rock dropped by the glaciers behind a Dollar General store. At the top is a monument to North Pole discoverer Robert Peary.
Address:
124 Bridgton Rd, Fryeburg, ME
Directions:
From downtown drive north on Main St., then bear right onto US Hwy 302/Bridgton Rd. Drive a half-mile. You'll see a Dollar General store on the left. Park in its lot; the trail to the Rock begins at its back side.
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Jockey Cap Rock, Robert Peary Monument

Jockey Cap Rock is a huge igneous rock dropped in what is now Fryeburg, Maine by the glaciers that carved the White Mountains. The short hike to the top provides wonderful views in all directions.

On top of Jockey Cap is a monument erected to honor Admiral Robert E. Peary who discovered the North Pole. Peary lived in Fryeburg and made drawings of the area from the top of Jockey Cap. The monument can be used to find the names of the surrounding mountains.

In the 1930s Jockey Cap was a ski area with the state's first rope tow. It's a favorite of rock climbers, and has caves to explore at its base.

[S L Frost, 04/11/2012]

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