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Mousam Way: South

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Mousam Way South is a lovely woods trail that follows the Mousam River from Emery Street to School Street and features a 300-foot boardwalk across a wetland.
Trail Activity
Mountain-biking Cross-country-skiing Snowshoeing
1.60 miles, Network
Dirt/Forest Floor, Gravel/Crushed Stone, Boardwalk/Bog Bridging


Starting from Emery Street, pass around a gate and continue along the river to a clearing with a big rock. The trail turns left and descends to a 300-foot boardwalk that crosses a marshy backwater of the Mousam River. On the opposite shore, the trail enters the woods and diverges. The right fork circles around the marshy area, leaves the woods, descends a sloping open area to a wooden footbridge, and returns to the rear of the parking lot where the trail started. The left fork swings left and follows the river downstream and eventually joins the sewer trunk line. The trail skirts the perimeter fence of the Sanford Public Works Facilities and ends at a small parking area on School Street. Please stay on trail and pick up litter as this trail traverses private property.

Other Information

Nearby the Emery Street parking area, there is a paved path running alongside Weaver Drive that connects Emery Street to High Street, near downtown Sanford.

Geocachers – after you enjoy the trail there are many Geocaches in the area not far from this trail system.  

Trail Manager

Sanford Trails is an all-volunteer organization that promotes, builds, and manages trails in Sanford and Springvale. Learn more by visiting:

Sanford Trails
919 Main Street
Sanford, ME 04073
Phone: (207) 324-9130
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Trail Tips

Plan Ahead and Prepare
Know how to choose and use your gear for each trip, factoring in the terrain and conditions.

Trailhead Information

Emery Street: the trailhead is located on the south side of the street 0.4 miles from Main Street or 0.3 miles from High Street. Park near Heidi’s Heavenly Pot Pies.

School Street: the trailhead is located on the north side of the street roughly 0.9 miles from Main Street or 2.1 miles from Route 4/Alfred Street.

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