Fryeburg Town Forest

Visitors will experience multiple different forest types along this 1-mile, family-friendly trail in the 74-acre Fryeburg Town Forest, newly constructed in 2021 by the Fryeburg Conservation Committee, community partners, and volunteers.
Trail Activity
Hiking Walking Snowshoeing Cross-country-skiing
Length
1.0 mile, Loop
Difficulty
Easy
Town
Fryeburg
Surface
Dirt/Forest Floor
Pets
Permitted
Fees
No

Description

This easy loop passes by historic stone walls and a number of small streams. In just one mile, it weaves through many different forest types, including the unique Silver Maple Floodplain Forest, which is an endangered habitat. The forest also contains a pure Black Oak stand, a rare size. The average grade of the trail is 8%. 

Read about MTF Accessibility Ambassador Enock Glidden's visit to the forest using his wheelchair at MTF Stories

Other Information

PLEASE USE CAUTION

  • As of summer 2021, the trail is a work in progress, and there is one stream crossing without a bridge. Please use extreme caution at this stream, as it is a sensitive natural area. You can either turn around and return to the trailhead the way you came, or cross slightly upstream of the trail very carefully on foot.
  • The parking lot is not paved, it is a grassy area that may not accommodate all vehicles. The parking lot may be closed in the winter or mud season. Contact the Fryeburg town office for more information.
  • Hunting is permitted in season.

TRAIL RULES

  • No motorized vehicles or snowmobiles
  • No river access
  • Dogs allowed on leash or voice control only
  • Pick up after your dog
  • Pack out your trash
  • Stay on the trail

Trail Manager

For additional information, visit the Town of Fryeburg website, or contact:

Town of Fryeburg

Town of Fryeburg
16 Lovewell Pond Road
Fryeburg, ME 04037
Phone: (207) 935-2805
townmanager@townoffryeburg.org
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Trail Tips

Plan Ahead and Prepare
Avoid hypothermia, even in warm weather, by limiting your sweat and exposure to cold water. Bring warm and dry clothes in case the shivers set in.
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Trailhead Information

The Town Forest is located on ME-5, just south of the Canal Bridge Campground and just north of the Fryeburg Transfer Station. From Fryeburg Village head northeast on Main Street (ME-302) for 0.5 miles. At the junction where ME-302 diverges from ME-5, take a left to stay on Main Street (ME-5). Continue for 3 miles to the Town Forest entrance and parking lot on the left.

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