Ordway Grove Trail

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Trailhead

Starting at the intersection of ME Routes 26 and 117, where Fair, Paris, Alpine, and Main Streets intersect at the Oxford Hills High School, take ME Route 117 (Paris Street) west for about a third of a mile, then bear right following ME Route 117 (Main Street) through downtown Norway for another 0.6 miles. Turn right on Pleasant Street, the last cross street in the village. The trailhead is about 0.2 miles on your left and is marked with a sign. Park on Pleasant Street.

Description

This short loop is a nice diversion close to downtown Norway. Before it was officially deeded to the Twin Town Nature Club to maintain as a park and nature preserve, the grove had been conserved under private ownership since at least the late 1700s; the result is that the stand is home to some of the oldest and largest White Pines remaining in Maine. The trail itself is a relatively easy grade and pokes out onto the scenic shores of Pennesseewassee Lake in several places.

Other Information

Fires, camping, and ATVs are prohibited in the grove. Carry out what you carry in, and help us keep it natural. Enjoy!

Trail Manager

This trail network is managed by the Twin Town Nature Club.

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Sunset over Pennesseewassee Lake.
Sunset over Pennesseewassee Lake.
Photo courtesy:Ken Gross

This short loop close to downtown Norway, has some of the oldest and largest White Pines in Maine, not to mention access and views over Pennesseewassee Lake.

Quick Facts

Activity
  • Hiking / Walking
TownNorway
DifficultyEasy
Length0.6 miles, Network
SurfaceDirt/Forest Floor
PetsPermitted
FeesNo
Other ActivitiesNone

Current Weather

April 24, 2014
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46°F feels like 38°F

Wind:
From the NNW at 24 MPH Gusting to 30 MPH
Humidity:
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Dew Point:
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