Georges Highland Path - Thomaston Town Forest

The Thomaston Town Forest section of the Georges Highland Path passes through the 350-acre town forest that lies to the east of the Oyster River.
Trail Activity
Snowshoeing Hiking
Length
3.70 miles, Network
Difficulty
Moderate, Advanced
Town
Thomaston
Surface
Dirt/Forest Floor
Pets
Permitted
Fees
No

Description

The Thomaston Town Forest section of the Georges Highland Path trail system passes through the 350-acre town forest that lies to the east of the Oyster River. The trail parallels the western boundary of the forest before veering northeast to pass Split Rock, a huge glacial erratic. The trail offers mostly level hiking through mixed and coniferous woods which provide habitat for deer, wild turkey, and moose.

The combination of the Oyster River Bog and Thomaston Town Forest sections of the Georges Highland Path provide a continuous 10-mile hiking experience that connects US Route 1 in Thomaston to ME Route 90 in Rockport.

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

Other Information

No overnight camping is allowed. Leashed dogs are permitted. Please clean up after your pet! There is a confusing network of active and abandoned woods roads in this area, so be careful to stay on the trail by following the blue blazes. 

Harmless mist from the town’s wastewater treatment facility’s dispersal fields occasionally drifts through segments of this trail. The mist can be avoided by hiking on weekends and holidays when the system is shut down, or when there is little or no wind. The system does not operate in the winter months. The water treatment facility benefits both the town and the St. George River by safely and effectively managing wastewater disposal. 

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
info@grlt.org
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Trailhead Information

Parking at the northern end of the trail (Jack Baker Woods lot) is on Beechwood Street in Thomaston. From the US Route 1 stoplight in the center of Thomaston, head north on Beechwood Street for two miles. The Jack Baker Woods parking lot is on the left at the Georges Highland Path trailhead sign.

There are two parking lots available at the southern end of the trail. One is at the Thomaston Pollution Control Plant at the end of Booker Street (off US Route 1), and the other is directly on US Route 1 at the trailhead kiosk on the Thomaston Green, next to the Strong Insurance Agency building.

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wallydunn
September 03, 2020
Attempted this trail this afternoon. Sadly, the trail ran out at the .4 mile mark due to logging which has destroyed the trail just shy of the water treatment plant. The trail doesn't appear to have been managed/groomed since late spring, early summer. Makes me look forward to hiking the other two trails that are part of the Georges Highland Path.
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