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Paper Mill Trail

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This paved trail follows what was once Paper Mill Road and provides smooth, easy walking and biking along the Sabattus River. The northern half of the trail passes through gently rolling, open fields.
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2.1 miles, One Way


The Paper Mill trail provides a gentle walking or biking experience along the Sabattus River under a canopy of oaks, pines, and occasional apple or poplar. There are many opportunities to enjoy the the river on the southern portion of the current trail or the rolling fields of the northern section.

The kiosk at the Sebattus River boat launch and another historical sign along the trail provide the historical background of the area, the more recent history of the trail, and information about other outdoor opportunities in Lisbon.

Other Information

Future plans for the trail include extending a section further south to follow the Androscoggin River towards Lisbon Falls.

Trail Manager

Visit the Lisbon Trails Commission online for more information or contact:

Lisbon Trails Commission
300 Lisbon Street
Lisbon, ME 04250
Phone: (207) 353-3000 ext: 116
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Trail Tips

Leave What You Find
Leave the trail work to the pros: they will add or remove blazes, cairns (stone trail markers), structures, and trail improvements as deemed necessary.

Trailhead Information

This trail can be access at either end or in the middle via the Lisbon Community School.

The current southern trailhead is located along the ME Route 96 and Frost Hill Avenue intersection in Lisbon. The Sabattus River boat launch and parking lot is also located here.

The Lisbon Community School is located off Mill Street 0.3 miles from ME Route 196. The trail passes by the parking area at the end of the access road.

From the northern end, there is a small park and parking at St. Ann Street. Follow the sidewalk on Upland Road. This soon becomes leaves the road to become the trail.

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