Georges Highland Path - Canal Path

Canal Path in Searsmont, ME traces a section of the historic Georges River Canal dating to the late 1700's.
Trail Activity
Snowshoeing Hiking
2.30 miles, Round Trip
Dirt/Forest Floor


The Canal Path section of the Georges Highland Path trail system is a 1.25-mile "lollipop" trail (2 miles round-trip) in Searsmont, ME, that traces a section of the historic Georges River Canal dating to the late 1700's. There are interpretive displays along the trail describing the aspects of the canal system that are still visible today, as well as a self-guided tour of the sustainable forestry practices of the partnering landowner, Robbins Lumber Company.

The Georges Highland Path network of conservation trails is a project of the Georges River Land Trust.

Other Information

Please respect that this trail is on privately owned property and help keep this trail open to the public. No overnight camping is allowed. This trail is closed during deer hunting season (typically October through November).

Leashed dogs are permitted. Please clean up after your pet!

Trail Manager

Visit Georges River Land Trust online for more information or contact:

Georges River Land Trust

Georges River Land Trust
8 North Main Street, Suite 200
Rockland, ME 04841
Phone: (207) 594-5166
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Leave the trail work to the pros: they will add or remove blazes, cairns (stone trail markers), structures, and trail improvements as deemed necessary.
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Trailhead Information

From the Fraternity Village Store in Searsmont, at the intersection of ME Routes 131 and 173, head south on ME Route 131 for 1.7 miles to Ghent Road on the left. Travel 0.25 miles on Ghent Road to the parking area on the right, just after crossing the bridge.

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