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Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge - Visitor Center & Bunker Trails

Aroostook NWR has more than seven miles of trails that begin at the wildlife refuge visitor center, and trails to the north that explore historical bunkers.
Trail Activity
Snowshoeing Cross-country-skiing Walking
Length
8.70 miles, Network
Difficulty
Easy
Towns
Caswell, Limestone
Surface
Dirt/Forest Floor, Grass, Snow - Groomed
Pets
Permitted
Fees
No

Description

There are four sections of trail accessed from the refuge visitor center. Trails are well maintained and provide excellent wildlife viewing opportunities. All trails are groomed for skiing and snowshoeing in the winter.The 1.1 mile Don Lima loop trail starts and ends at the visitor center, while the East Loring Trail (3.5 miles), Durepo Loop (1.1 mile), and Beaver Pond Loop (1.7 miles) provide outdoor enthusiasts the opportunity to explore the refuges rich diversity of habitats. These rails are groomed in the winter for classic and skate skiing.

Just to the north, the asphalt surface (if a somewhat rough asphalt surface) of the Bunker Trails (1.3 miles) offer an alternative for those who may have trouble with a natural surfaced trail.

Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge is open to the public from sunrise to sunset, seven days a week. With over five miles of skiing, snowshoeing and hiking trails, Aroostook NWR offers excellent opportunities for viewing moose, bear, deer, beaver, waterfowl and many species of migratory birds.

Other Information

Motorized vehicles, camping, campfires, mountain biking, horse-back riding, hunting, trapping and fishing are all prohibited on the refuge.

Dogs are permitted on the refuge but must remain on the leash at all times.

Trail Manager

Visit Aroostook National Wildlife Reserve online for more information or contact:

Aroostook and Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge

Aroostook and Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge
103 Headquarters Road
Baring, ME 04694
Phone: (207) 454-7161
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Trail Tips

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Keep campfires small and contained to established fire rings in permitted sites only.
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Trailhead Information

Aroostook NWR visitor center and trail head are located off of ME-89 between Caribou and Limestone. From ME-89 take the Commerce Road (East gate entrance) to Refuge Road (look for the large brown wildlife refuge signs). The trailhead begins at the wildlife refuge kiosk next to the visitor center.

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louise35
January 11, 2015
SO GLAD I FOUND OUT WHERE THIS IS LOCATED. WONDERFUL PLACE TO VISIT AND ENJOY THE NATURAL BEAUTY OF AROOSTOOK COUNTY MAINE.... LIFE THE WAY IT SHOULD BE
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