In the northern tip of North Berwick lies Bauneg Beg Mountain Conservation Area, consisting of 89 wooded acres with two miles peaceful trails, surprising rock formations and a panoramic view. A network of trails winds through deciduous forests, beech and pine groves, and through a large boulder section known as Devil’s Den before coming out to Middle Peak and a 180 degree view to the north.
This is an excellent family hiking spot in all seasons. Bauneg Beg Mountain has three peaks, the highest of which is 866’ – higher than Mt. Agamenticus. The hike up is about a half-hour walk, and there is a choice of longer or steeper routes to the top. Another trail links Middle Peak and Bauneg Beg Road. Children six and up love to scramble up the Devil’s Den and climb a “real” mountain.
Founded in 1986, Great Works Regional Land Trust is committed to the conservation of the natural, historic, agricultural, forestry, scenic and recreational resources primarily within the towns of North Berwick, South Berwick, Berwick, Eliot, Wells and Ogunquit. Motorized vehicles, overnight camping, and fires are all prohibited on Great Works Regional Land Trust properties.
A first-hand account of the trail was highlighted in The Portland Press Herald in March 2012.
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Head north on ME Route 4 out of North Berwick. Go 2.1 miles and turn left onto Boyle Road. Continue straight (turns into Ford Quint Road) for about 5.5 miles and then left on Fox Farm Hill Road. The parking lot and trailhead will be about 0.3 miles on the left.
There is also access on Bauneg Beg Hill Road to Tom's Way trail, but there is no parking. Pull off on the side of the road.
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