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Noyes Mountain Preserve

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The trail up this mountain provides extraordinary views of the lakes and hills of western Maine.
Trail Activity
Snowshoeing Mountain-biking Cross-country-skiing Hiking
2.3 miles, Network
Dirt/Forest Floor, Rock/Ledge


Noyes Mountain is one of the nearby peaks visible in the iconic view from Norway Lake's southern end. The mountain itself can be climbed to see this view in reverse. The Noyes Trail climbs 600 feet up and over the summit to a viewpoint immediately overlooking Mud Pond and offering excellent views north, west, and south. A little further beyond this is the Harvard Mine, a historic pegmatite mine popular with geologists and rock collectors alike. The distance from the trailhead to the viewpoint is 1.2 miles.

Additionally, the Old County Road Trail branches to the right off of the Noyes trail and can be accessed from Richardson Hollow Road just east of the trailhead. Bikers and horseback riders should stick to this trail.

Other Information

  • The park closes at dusk; camping and campfires are both prohibited.
  • While rock hounding is allowed in the preserve as long as there is no blasting, please leave cultural artifacts in place.
  • Carry out what you have carried in.
  • Keep your distance from wildlife and in general try to preserve the peace and quiet of the area.
  • Stay on trails and avoid short-cuts.
  • Dogs must be kept under voice command, or remain leashed.
  • Hunting is permitted within the preserve; all users should wear blaze orange in October and November for safety.

Trail Manager

Noyes Mountain is managed by Western Foothills Land Trust.

Western Foothills Land Trust
PO Box 107
445 Main Street
Norway, ME 04268
Phone: (207) 739-2124
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Trail Tips

Plan Ahead and Prepare
Be prepared for emergencies. Pack extra clothing, food, and water and also a flashlight, first aid and repair kit, matches/fire starters, whistle, signaling mirror, and pocket knife.

Trailhead Information

From the south: turn off of ME-26 in Norway onto ME-118 north. Turn right onto the Greenwood Road, after 3.3 miles on ME-118. Turn right onto Richardson Hollow Road after another 5.2 miles. The parking lot will be on the left near a field after 0.8 miles.

From the north: turn off of ME-26 in Locke Mills (5 miles from Bethel) onto Howe Hill Road. This road immediately crosses a bridge and then a set of railroad tracks; take the left just past the tracks onto the Greenwood Road. After 7 miles bear left to stay on the Greenwood Road. After another 2.7 miles, turn left onto Richardson Hollow Road. The parking lot will be on the left near a field after 0.8 miles.

Address: 182 Richardson Hollow Road, Greenwood

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