Grassy Pond Trail

Trail Overview

This easy trail goes up uphill briefly, then drops down a set of log stairs to the east shore of Grassy Pond where there are AMC canoes available for use.
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Trail Activity
Snowshoeing Walking
Length
0.5 miles, Round Trip
Difficulty
Easy
Town
Bowdoin College Grant West Twp
Surface
Dirt/Forest Floor
Pets
Permitted
Fees
Yes
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Description

Parking for this trail is the same as for Mountain Brook Trail. From the parking lot, walk 0.4 miles west along Baker Pond Road to a grassy trail entrance on the right. Pass between three large boulders, following a wide path. The trail goes uphill briefly, then drops down a set of log stairs to the east shore of Grassy Pond. Canoes are available here for AMC guests.

Other Information

This trail is within 66,000 acres of conservation land owned by the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) as a part of AMC’s Maine Woods Initiative. The Maine Woods Initiative is the AMC’s strategy for land conservation in the 100-Mile Wilderness region. The Initiative is an innovative approach to conservation that combines outdoor recreation, resource protection, sustainable forestry, and community partnerships. Through conservation purchase with our partners, AMC permanently protected over 66,000 acres of land in the region, creating a 63-mile-long corridor of conservation land stretching from AMC's property near Greenville north to Baxter State Park. This land is open to the public for recreational uses including hiking, paddling, camping, skiing, and snowshoeing. Fishing and hunting are also permitted in accordance with state law.

Project partners include the Trust for Public Land, The Nature Conservancy, Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, the Land for Maine’s Future Program, the federal Forest Legacy Program and the Forest Society of Maine.

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This trail passes through a property that was acquired in part with funds from the Land for Maine’s Future program. For more information about the LMF program and the places it has helped to protect, please visit the LMF webpage.

Trail Manager

Visit AMC's Maine Woods Initiative online for more information or contact:

Appalachian Mountain Club, Greenville Office

Appalachian Mountain Club, Greenville Office
PO Box 310
15 Moosehead Lake Road
Greenville, ME 04441
Phone: (207) 695-3085
information@outdoors.org
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Trail Tips

Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
Stick to established trails and campsites. If there's no trail, try to walk on rock, gravel, or snow and spread out so that your group doesn't create a trail.
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Trailhead Information

Park on the left side of Upper Valley Road in a small parking lot, 4.4 miles north of the junction of Greenville Road and Katahdin Iron Works Road. From the parking lot, walk 0.4 miles west along Upper Valley Road to a grassy trail entrance on the right.

From the east via Brownville: Approach the Katahdin Iron Works Rd. on ME 11 either 26.0 mi. southbound from Millinocket or 5.5 mi. northbound from Brownville Jct. Signage for the Katahdin Ironworks Historic Site (KIW) may be missing, so check your mileage. Turn west onto Katahdin Ironworks Rd. The checkpoint at the entrance to KI Jo-Mary Forest is 6.3 miles from ME 11. Stop and register (fee charged May through October $10 per person $6 for Maine Residents).

From the west via Greenville: At the blinking traffic light in the center of Greenville on ME 6/15, proceed north one block and turn right onto Pleasant St. After 2.0 mi. the road becomes gravel. This road becomes the KI road. At 11.0 mi. from Greenville, stop and register at the North Maine Woods Hedgehog checkpoint (fee charged May through October $10 per person $6 for Maine Residents).

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