Campground
Lee D.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2019

Beautiful lodging you may not be able to visit!

I had never heard of Maine Huts and Trails (a small non-profit organization) and likely would not have if we had not traveled with an organized group for a three-day hut to hut experience. Poplar Flat is one of four gorgeous huts (and huts do not begin to describe these accommodations– they are more like lodges) on a trail system. The huts were constructed 11 years ago, and Poplar Stream was the first one completed. The main “hut” has showers, radiant heat floors, and compostable toilets. There are no electrical outlets or cell service, so this is an off-grid experience. There is a pack-in, pack-out policy. 

The bunkhouses are shared and each one accommodates up to eight people. When it is open and staffed, meals are provided, and the food is good. Dietary needs are taken into account. 

Now for the bad news: Poplar Flats hut is currently not open to the public (we stayed there as part of a group) and all of the huts are in jeopardy of not operating during the winter due to a severe financial shortfall. The catch 22 is that they likely do not have money for advertising so very few people know about them. I’m hopeful that by spreading the word on The Dyrt, more people will discover how beautiful they are, become a member, donate to them, volunteer, and hopefully enjoy time spent in one of the huts (I believe that the other three are still open).

  • People welcome but dogs are not
  • No problem taking off your shoes - there is radiant floor heating!
  • Shared bunkhouse
  • Main "hut" has shared dining and relaxing spaces
  • Poplar has an upstairs library and game room
  • Another view of the upstairs library
  • You can support the non-profit organization that runs the trails and huts by becoming a member
  • The porch can be enjoyed on warm days
  • You can buy detailed trail maps
  • One of two nearby waterfalls

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