Maggie's Nature Park

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Trailhead

The parking lot and two trailheads for Maggie's Nature Park are on the Greenwood Road on the west side of South Pond in the Town of Greenwood. From Locke Mills, take Howe Hill Road off of ME Route 26. After 0.1 miles, turn left on to Greenwood Road. Continue for 1.4 miles and turn right at the sign into the parking lot. From the south, turn on to Greenwood Road from ME Route 219 in West Paris. Continue on Greenwood Road for 5.7 miles before turning left into the parking lot. A kiosk with a large map provides current trail information.

Description

Maggie's Nature Park was donated to the Town of Greenwood by Maggie Ring, a life-long resident and conservationist. The Mahoosuc Land Trust holds a conservation easement on the land that ensures it will remain undeveloped. Blaine Mills, another Greenwood resident, is the Park's volunteer trail designer and maintainer. The park contains several enjoyable trails that wind through the woods providing superb views of the surrounding areas. All the trails are well-marked, each with different color blazes.

The highlight of the Park is Peaked Mountain Bluff with views of Twitchell Pond. Peaked Mountain can be accessed by several different routes. The quickest is via the Peaked Mountain Trail, which navigates a moderate uphill slope through the forest. Eventually the trail splits to form a loop around the Bluff, with various views from the ledges.

The Ledge Trail is a short, easy side trail off the Peaked Mountain Trail that leads to a ledge with views of North and South Ponds.

Another scenic overlook can be reached by the Loop Trail, which climbs moderately to a view of Mount Abram and some of its ski trails and then returns to the parking lot. This is an especially enjoyable trail that meanders among large ledges and boulders through open hardwood forest.

Other Information

The trail blazes are frequent and brightly painted but in many places the open, leaf-covered forest floor can make actual route of the trail hard to follow if you don't look up regularly. 

The Mahoosuc Land Trust holds an easement on this property and encourages public interest in land conservation while working to strengthen the connection between people and the land. It supports a balance of growth and conservation and emphasize sustainable forestry, recreation, agriculture, and traditional land uses.

Trail Manager

For more information contact the Town of Greenwood or Mahoosuc Land Trust either online or at :

Town of Greenwood
Town Clerk
PO Box 180,
Greenwood, ME 04255
Phone: (207) 875-2773

Mahoosuc Land Trust
PO Box 981
18 Mayville Road
Bethel, Maine 04217
Phone: (207) 824-3806
info@mahoosuc.org

Comments (4) Add Comment

avatar jane.h.chandler@gmail.comOctober 7, 2011, 1:58 pm EST

This is a great series of trails, both summer and winter snow-shoeing. It is pet-friendly, with a variety of loops for any ability level. Jane Chandler

avatar Amy ChapmanOctober 28, 2012, 10:57 am EST

Great hike up to Peaked Bluff this afternoon with my son and our dog. We are so lucky to have this park, with its great hiking trails, right in our own little town!

avatar discoverMEApril 11, 2013, 6:53 am EST

I hiked up this trail begginning of April on snow covered trails for the first time....it was challenging andf fun ....can't wait for the snow to melt ....I'll be back..

avatar atswitchbackMarch 16, 2014, 12:15 pm EST

Most of the trails have been broken with snowshoes, making for very easy hiking. Nice views of Mt. Abram.

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Peaked Bluff
Peaked Bluff
Photo courtesy:Center for Community GIS

Maggie's Nature Park is a network of easy and moderate trails through a variety of forest types that provide several great views of the surrounding area from open ledges.

Quick Facts

Activity
  • Hiking / Walking
  • Snowshoeing
TownGreenwood
DifficultyEasy, Moderate
Length3.2 miles, Network
SurfaceDirt/Forest Floor, Rocks/Ledge
PetsPermitted
FeesNo
Other ActivitiesNone

Current Weather

April 21, 2014
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Humidity:
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Dew Point:
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