Maine Forestry Museum

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This trail system takes in Gull Pond Stream and Cheif's Point overlooking Haley Pond, while exploring 72-acres behind the Maine Forestry Museum. It is also part of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail.
Trail Activity
Walking Hiking Mountain-biking Snowshoeing Cross-country-skiing
Length
2.6 miles, Network
Difficulty
Easy
Town
Dallas Plt
Surface
Dirt/Forest Floor, Boardwalk/Bog Bridging
Pets
Permitted
Fees
No

Description

The trail is mostly flat and explores wetlands and the pond shore. There are several trails intersecting on the property. History buffs will enjoy an old Homestead cellar near the south end of the trail network. The Northern Forest Canoe Trail uses the property and also maintains a first-come first-serve lean-to and fire pit near Gull Pond Stream.

 An ATV/snowmobile trail can be accessed on the eastern edge of the property, but all museum trails are non-motorized traffic only. Bicycles are welcome.

Other Information

The Maine Forestry Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10am-4pm, and by appointment. The collection consists of hundreds of artifacts from regional logging operations, and exhibits of traditional art by western Maine lumbermen.

Trail Manager

For additional information, visit the Maine Forestry Museum website, or contact:

Maine Forestry Museum
PO Box 154
Rangeley, ME 04970

221 Stratton Road
Dallas Plt, ME 04970
Phone: (207) 864-3939
maineforestry@gmail.com
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Trail Tips

Dispose of Waste Properly
Dispose of solid human waste in a cathole 6-8 inches deep and at least 200 feet from water, camp, or trails. Don't forget to cover it up when you're done!

Trailhead Information

BY CAR
From Main Street in the center of Rangeley, head north/east on ME-16. Go 0.2 miles then turn right to stay on ME-16. The Maine Forestry Museum is 1 mile farther down ME-16, on the right. The trails are accessed on the lower grounds behind the pavilion.

BY WATER
Chiefs Point can be accessed by canoe or kayak from the public boat launch on Haley Pond on Pond Street in Rangeley.

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