Norway Rail Trail

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Walk along an abandoned railbed behind the scenes of downtown Norway.
Trail Activity
Mountain-biking Walking
0.6 miles, One Way
Dirt/Forest Floor, Gravel/Crushed Stone, Sand, Grass, Pavement


The Norway Rail Trail is a popular local shortcut between the Gouin Athletic Complex and ME-26 strip in South Paris and Norway's downtown. It follows a decommissioned rail line for 0.6 miles trailhead to trailhead, crossing two roads and passing behind several neighborhoods. Bikes are welcome on the trails, but please be aware and respectful of pedestrians.

Read about MTF Accessibility Ambassador Enock Glidden's visit to the rail trail using his wheelchair at MTF Stories

Trail Manager

Healthy Oxford Hills
181 Main Street
Norway, Maine 04268
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Trail Tips

Plan Ahead and Prepare
Respect trail closures.

Trailhead Information

Visitors to the Norway Rail Trail may park at either the South Paris or the Norway end.

  • South Paris: park in the skate park lot across from the Dead River truck depot on Charles Street (turn off of 26 at the Paris Farmers Union). The trailhead is directly across Charles Street, just follow the old rail ties.
  • Norway: park in the dirt lot across the street from the Norway Fire Department and Town Office on Beal Street. The trailhead is at the back right corner of the lot.
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