Maggie's Nature Park
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.
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.
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.
Visit the Mahoosuc Land Trust online for more information or contact:
Town of Greenwood
PO Box 180
Greenwood, ME 04255
Phone: (207) 875-2773
Mahoosuc Land Trust
PO Box 981
18 Mayville Road
Bethel, ME 04217
Phone: (207) 824-3806
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