The Inland Woods Trail, located in the 17-acre woods behind Inland Hospital, 200 Kennedy Memorial Drive in Waterville, is approximately 1 mile in length and provides a convenient link to several miles of trails.
A quarter-mile, mulched walking loop connects with a natural surface “Streamside Trail” and 24 foot pedestrian bridge constructed by the Maine Conservation Corps that crosses over a small stream, an interesting natural feature of the property. The Streamside Trail then connects to a walking trail that climbs along the ridge and intersects with a double-track multi-use tote road trail leading to the 144-acre city-owned Pine Ridge Recreation Area.
The Pine Ridge Recreation Area, owned by the City of Waterville, offers several miles of trails for mountain biking, walking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. From walking paths along meandering streams to old tote roads paralleling stone walls and twisty single-track bike trails, the area offers something for all non-motorized interests and abilities. Recently rehabilitated and expanded, the area is one of Central Maine's most beautiful and surprisingly untouched natural areas.
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The Inland Woods Trail is accessed via the employee parking lot at Inland Hospital, located on ME Routes 11/137 (Kennedy Memorial Drive) in Waterville, Maine. The hospital is a little less than a mile from Exit 127 off I-95 going towards downtown Waterville (on the right), or if coming from downtown Waterville, it is a little over a half mile past the where Kennedy Memorial Drive crosses Messalonskee Stream. There is a clearly marked trailhead in the back corner of the employee parking lot behind Inland Hospital.
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