Farm Brook Trails offers 5.4 miles of looping wooded paths with international vistas and quiet solitude. There are rest benches along the trails including an Adirondack shelter with picnic tables, an information kiosk, and a fireplace for cooking in winter. Some of the old farm tools are displayed here along with a history of the old dairy farm.
The Yellow Trail from the trailhead will bring you to a small bridge after which one may choose to take a left onto the Rock Pile Trail or a right onto the Felix Trail or stay on the Yellow Trail. Any of these brings you to the Adirondack Shelter which is the start of the upper trails in the system. The trails are designed with crossover connector trails so a person is able to return back at any time for a shorter loop hike. The trail intersections have location maps and other information in the winter. All trails may be used in the summer but signage is reduced beyond the Red Trail shelter although they are flagged and are not difficult to follow.
The Blue Trail may be accessed from upper 11th Avenue just up the hill from the Madawaska Elementary School. There is a small parking area on the right. Dave's Trail may be accessed from Frontier Lane with on street parking for those wishing to hike the farther trails only.
Dogs are welcomed at Farm Brook Trails off leash provided they are under the control of the owner.
All trails are constructed in partnership with multiple landowners. Farm Brook Trails does not operate as an organized club and there are no user fees involved with the use of these trails. For more information, please contact:
Farm Brook Trails
From US-1 on Main Street in Madawaska, go up 25th Avenue for 0.3 miles then turn left onto Highland Street for 300 feet, then turn right onto Lavoie Avenue and continue 0.3 miles to the end of the street to a parking area on the right. The trail begins at the gate.
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