It is actually a memorial to Elenora French, an year old girl who fell off the cliff on May 7, The story says that Elenora climbed the cliff along with her older sister, friends, and teacher when a sudden gust of wind blew her hat off her head.
As her older sister later recounted the event, Elenora successfully caught the hat and sat on a rock near the edge of the cliff to put it back on. Sadly, it was another gust of wind that pushed her off the edge, causing her to fall feet down the cliff.
When her family climbed down to get her they found Elenora still alive without any broken bones. Unfortunately, due to internal injuries, the little girl died the next day. Maiden's Cliff Cross - in remembrance of Elenora French.
To remember and honor Elenora French and her tragic end on this beautiful cliff, Joseph B. Steams memorialized the site of the tragedy with a simple white cross. However, the basic materials of this cross could not sustain the years of exposure to the weather and other harsh elements and needed replacement.
Camden Hills - Maiden Cliff Network. Add Trail Log.
Visit Maiden Cliff for a short hike to overlooks of Megunticook Lake or utilize these town trails as a starting point to explore the extensive trail network of connected Camden Hills State Park. Trail Activity. Description The Maiden Cliff Trail 1 mile, moderate offers an ascent to some spectacular views from cliffs that tower ' over Megunticook Lake.
Other Information In addition to hiking, biking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, Camden Hills allows opportunities for picnicking, horseback riding, snowmobiling, hunting and camping. Current Weather July 10, Nearby GeoCaches. Nearby Events.
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Please Log In or Create Account to add comments. August 31, Enjoyed a spectacular view of Megunticook Lake, watched boaters below and several turkey vultures or hawks riding the wind currents. Want to know more?
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In addition to hiking, biking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, Camden Hills allows opportunities for picnicking, horseback riding, snowmobiling, hunting and camping. Unfortunately, she had suffered internal injuries and the young girl died the next day. It is actually a memorial to Elenora French, an year old girl who fell off the cliff on May 7, English Allison Frederick.
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