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Aroostook NWR's Chapman Pond trail head is located off of ME Route 89 between Caribou and Limestone. From ME Route 89 take the Sawyer Road (West gate entrance). The trailhead is on the right hand side of the road (look for the large brown wildlife refuge sign). A kiosk at the trail head provides a map of the refuge trails.


This section of the refuge provides a network of trails for outdoor enthusiasts and an opportunity to explore the refuge's rich diversity of habitats around Chapman Pond and Greenlaw Brook. The trails are generally flat with some following old gravel roads.

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

Other Information

Motorized vehicles, camping, campfires, horse-back riding, mountain biking, 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 Refuge online for more information or contact:

Refuge Manager

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


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Leave No Trace Principle

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.