The primitive loop trail follows the discontinued end of Woodman Road (woods road) before turning right into the woods, following the stream, and looping clockwise back onto Woodman Road. The trail includes old logs across a 100 foot swampy area, creating a risk of slipping and wet feet even for the most agile hikers. RRCT will be working in 2019 to improve trails, signs, and blazes. Along the trail, look for historic granite markers showing the municipal boundary between New Gloucester and Auburn, a 1957 Plymouth, a farmer's bridge abutment from the 18th Century, and more.
Please be careful of slippery rocks: The waterfall is challenging to appreciate due to poor vantage points from the trail and very slippery rocks in the stream and falls. Please be very careful traversing the rocks that form the falls.
The private — but open to the public for walking — Norumbega Chapel Trail leave the abandoned section of Woodman Road on the LEFT. (RRCT trails leave on the RIGHT.) Please respect all signs and postings by all abutters.
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Parking is at the north end of Woodman Road in New Gloucester, on the right-hand shoulder. Please respect neighbors' signs: “no parking beyond this point.” RRCT will be working in 2019 to more clearly mark parking.
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