The Overlook Trail (1.6 miles) climbs a moderate incline towards a scenic overlook. The trail consists mostly of a grassed-in gravel logging road and has very good footing. A large glacial erratic, know as 'rolling rock' lies just off the trail on the left about one-third of the way up. At the overlook there is a viewing platform and picnic table. Views consist of Eastern Maine, East Grand Lake, and Western New Brunswick, Canada.
The Boulder Ridge Trail (0.9 miles) is a moderate trail that connects the Overlook Trail to the Sucker Lake Trail. The trail travels through dense tree stands with sections of steep inclines. There are also rocky areas with fern-covered boulders along narrow corridors, grassy areas, and a large pine forest.
The Sucker Lake Trail (1.6 miles) is a more difficult trail with several areas of steep incline that is accessed via the Overlook Trail or the Boulder Ridge Trail. The Sucker Lake Trail travels through regenerated timberland before reaching a large cedar swamp, where there is bog bridging to cross the wet areas. Hikers will be rewarded in their efforts by the quiet lakeside picnic area on Sucker Lake with a picturesque view of the lake and mountains, and the opportunity to swim.
Future trails will add additional miles, circumnavigating the glacial lake at the base of the ridge.
For more information and a printable map of the preserve please visit Woodie Wheaton Land Trust's website.
From Danforth: take US-1 south about 2.5 miles to the trailhead on the left (east side) of US-1. The parking lot and trail kiosk are easily visible from US-1. If you reach the Greenland Cove Road you have gone too far.
Plenty of parking is available at this trailhead.
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