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Hills to Sea Trail: City Point to Route 137

This section of the Hills to Sea trail takes you through a variety of habitats from mature forests to second growth, meadows, beside streams, a beaver pond with lodge, along stone walls, and passes few houses or roads.
Trail Activity
Length
4.6 miles, One Way
Difficulty
Easy, Moderate
Towns
Belfast, Waldo
Pets
Permitted
Fees
No

Description

From Belfast, the Hills to Sea Trail uses the Passy Rail Trail, starting at the Footbridge on the Harbor Walk (parking). The Rail Trail runs 2.3 miles upriver along the Passagassawakeag River to the City Point Railroad Station and Museum (parking). This section of the Hills to Sea Trail begins there, crosses Oak Hill Road, and continues for 4.6 miles west through forested land in Waldo. It crosses ME-7 (parking on east side) and currently ends at ME-137 near the Belfast Area Children’s Center (weekend parking only).

Please always respect the land and the landowners. Our trail is marked with blue blazes and yellow Hills to Sea logo signs. Some of the properties it travels through have their own trail networks, so be sure to follow the Hills to Sea blazes and markers.

Other Information

The first phase of the Hills-to-Sea Trail connecting downtown Unity to the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association's (MOFGA) land in Unity was completed in 2013. Two more sections were added in 2015. This trail was one of those sections; the other is in Freedom.

Work is underway to extend the trail from Unity to Montville where it will connect with the 28-mile network of trails managed by the Midcoast Conservancy and Georges River Land Trust. Eventually, the trail will extend to Belfast where work is underway to push west from Route 137 and meet the existing trail at Frye Mountain in Montville. This trail does not always take the shortest route possible, partly because we want to bring the trail through scenic areas that showcase both the natural and the working landscapes of the area, and because we depend on willing landowners to allow us access to these properties.

Please be cautious of other activities that may be occurring on these lands, as some properties are actively farmed and logged.

Trail Manager

The Waldo County Trails Coalition (WCTC) includes nine organizations, six of which currently manage hiking trails in the region between Unity, Maine, and Frye Mountain in Montville, Maine: Belfast Bay Watershed CoalitionFuture MSAD3Georges River Land Trust (GRLT), Maine Farmland Trust (MFT), Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA), Sebasticook Regional Land Trust (SRLT), Midcoast ConservancyUnity Barn Raisers (UBR), and Unity College (UC).

Visit Waldo County Trails Coalition online for more information and a downloadable map or contact:

Waldo County Trail Coalition

Waldo County Trail Coalition
info@waldotrails.org
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Be prepared for extreme weather. Bring rain/wind gear, warm clothing, and matches/fire starters.
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Trailhead Information

Parking and trail access is available at:

  • City Point Railroad Station and Museum at 13 Oak Hill Road in Belfast
  • At the trail intersection with ME-7
  • Belfast Area Children's Center on ME-137 (weekends only)
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