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|Trail Image||Trail Name||States||Length||Surface||Rating|
The Four Seasons Adventure Trail skirts several scenic lakes as it passes through forests and farmland, linking Newport, Corinna, Dexter, and Dover-Foxcroft in central Maine. The trail experiences...
|ME||29.8 mi||Crushed Stone, Dirt, Sand||
The Lagrange to Medford Trail fills the bill if you’re looking for a remote trail experience. The gravel rail-trail runs for 11.4 miles from Lagrange to Medford Center, where it crosses a 100-year-old...
|ME||11.4 mi||Crushed Stone, Dirt||
When the Bangor Aroostook Railroad extended its line through Millinocket, it opened up development and the town prospered, primarily due to the paper industry. In recent years, the area has become a...
The Sherman to Patten Trail occupies a former Bangor and Aroostook Railroad spur off the main line that once ran from Bangor to Millinocket to Houlton. The state of Maine acquired the corridor running...
We ventured out for our first rail trial ride and found it easy to navigate as it is marked well. For the conditions, well, that goes with the territory and the sport. There’s going to be some good and bad be prepared to handle any terrain and then your all set after all this is called ATVing.
The trail is really colorful, especially during the summer when flowers are blooming and the fall when the foliage is blazing. The only thing I would like to see be changed is adding more direction signs and perhaps installing interpretive signs (such as telling about the logging and paper making heritage, the flora and fauna and the history of Millinocket) on the trail.
My husband and myself saw this trail listed in the Rails to Trails magazine, and since we were in the area, we thought we would try it. From the very beginning, the trail was very bumpy, with lots of potholes and large rocks. We were hoping, that it would get better, but unfortunately it didn't. With the exception of a few sections where the trail was ok, this trail is clearly very frequented by many ATVs, and the condition of the trail is not suited for cyclists. We are both experienced riders, and made it to Dexter on the trail. From there we returned on busy Rt7 back to Newport. We just could not face the trail again for the return trip. Worst rail trail we've ever been on!!
My girlfriend and I. During the summer. Was staying at balsom woods camp ,so on the way back we saw. A ATV park. Passing. In Newport.so we stop to. Check it out. For a a ride. We liked what we saw. So we. Came back 10/15/16 we are amazed on the amount of. ATV etc on this trail and all the connection s the trail s have to offer. ,it is worth the trip. To visit these trail
Went to go on a nice day to the trail but the trail is closed until May 30th, 2016. FYI .
The trail is for the most part smooth and relaxing; It was like a ride in the park. Several of the barriers were tight for my small side by side(Rhino) and may not be passable for anything larger. I'm looking forward to riding this trail often.
My 24 year old daughter and I biked from Newport to Corinna today, a Friday. On the trail, we passed a dirt biker, two ATV's and three sets of people walking their dogs. Otherwise, we were just the two of us, and it was sunny and quiet. We loved riding by beautiful Lake Sebasticook with its lovely views and charming cottages. We enjoyed passing through farmland and seeing cows running in its pastures. We were surprised to see all the cattails and very tall reeds in the marshlands and loved the dark 'tunnels' through a path of deciduous forests. The trail is a bit bumpy in places, and a bit 'soupy' next to mile marker three (wish they'd pack that section down), but otherwise, it was just fine. Due to time constraints, we turned around in Corinna, after eating a delicious meal at Barb's Restaurant where all meals are home cooked and where you can have breakfast all day long! Next time, we plan to begin biking in Corinna and go to Dexter where we hope to eat another delicious lunch!
My wife and I were looking forward to a pleasant trail ride as described in the other reviews. We found anything but. The condition of the trail itself was very poor. We could not enjoy the nice scenery because we constantly had to be on the lookout for holes, large stones and sand patches. Equally bad was the fact that all the other riders that day were on ATVs which created a huge amount of dust and noise. To us it defeated the purpose of a recreational trail to share it with motorized vehicles. We decided we were not having any fun and turned back much sooner than we planned. We are not inexperienced riders and found this to be the least enjoyable ride we've been on in Maine.
Explored this trial with my 18 yr old daughter. Excellent, easy biking trail with nice scenery. Lots of ATVs during our ride, but all friendly. We just had a few hours so 10 miles in and out was great. Excellent for a beginner or if your just looking for a relaxing afternoon.
I rode this trail starting in Newport and it was pretty amazing. I have a hybrid Trek bicycle and it handled the trail very well. I rode to the ten mile mark past Corinna. Beautiful scenery for the most part. Only encountered three ATVs and three ladies on horseback. Had the trial to myself otherwise. Some sandy spots but mostly crushed packed dirt. Planning to tackle all 29 miles before the end of summer.
We had a wonderful day on a well thought out and well marked trail. Half was alongside a nice river and a natural setting and the other half was thru the edges of town. You can see a more detailed writeup and a few photos here. http://judyspod.blogspot.com/.
The one comment I would make is that Crandall Park, which is where the parking is, is on the west side of the river, not the east as shown on the map. It made no difference to us as we were there on a Sunday, and where it was shown on the map there is a school and we parked in their lot, and found the actual park as we were on our walk. We will do this walk again.
Google Maps' walking directions says this Rail Trail is 9 miles from Newport to Corinna, 8 miles from Corinna to Dexter, and 12 miles from Dexter to Dover-Foxcroft.
Excellent place for horseback riding, good footing and visibility down the trail. Don't bring a horse that doesn't like bridges. If your horse is barefoot, consider hoof boots for this trail, as there are a fair amount of small rocks on top of the sand.
The majority of the ATV riders here are very good about slowing down as they go by (5-10mph is appropriate on an ATV), and stopping / shutting their ATV off when asked. FYI, it is very important that ATV riders speak to the horses, because horses that are relatively new to the experience DO NOT recognize you as a human until you do, and that can be very scary for them.
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