The John A. Segur Wildlife Refuge includes nearly a mile of Sucker Brook shore front, providing for high-quality wildlife viewing opportunities throughout its length. The Greater Lovell Land Trust currently maintains a 1.3 mile trail (green trail) to the northernmost viewing point along Sucker Brook. A 0.5 mile ridgeline trail (blue trail) offers a pleasant return option to the trailhead. These trails are accessible year-round, since the trailhead is plowed in the winter, though they are not groomed for winter use. There are future plans for a full network of over 5 miles of all season trails.
Other trails have been marked but are in various stages of construction. Many of these trails can be used in winter for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, though they are not groomed for these uses. Summer growth of blackberry bushes can make summer and fall access to these additional trails difficult.
Spring, summer, and fall birding for native waterfowl and wetland-dependent species is extraordinary including, northern harrier, merlin, pied-billed grebe, numerous duck species, osprey, and bald eagle to name a few. Beaver frequent the shore to cut and gather saplings and moose can be seen feeding in the shallow waters.
The upland forest supports many animals, including coyote, red fox, cooper’s hawk, deer, moose, and turkey. Visitors should be on the lookout for eastern box turtle and musk turtle. Both are species of concern in Maine and known to be present.
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.
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Note: Google Maps does not show roads correctly near trailhead. Follow directions below for correct directions.
From Lovell Village at the intersection of ME Routes 5 and 93, take ME Route 5 north 2.4 miles. Turn left onto West Lovell Road. Continue on West Lovell Road for approximately 2 miles, and turn left onto Timber Bay Shores Road. Continue another mile and turn right onto Farrington Pond Road (just after the pond). Cross the stream and stay right on Farrington Pond Road Extension where it intersects with Northwest Cove Road. Go approximately another half mile and look for the Greater Lovell Land Trust sign. The parking lot and trailhead are on the left.
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