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Kineowatha Park

Family-friendly Kineowatha Park’s trails offer a relaxing tour through pine forests capped with picnic tables and a swimming beach on Wilson Lake.
Trail Activity
1.8 miles, Network
Dirt/Forest Floor, Gravel/Crushed Stone, Grass, Sand


Kineowatha Park’s trails wander through old pine forests, along the shores of Wilson Lake, and connect the various recreation areas in the park. This short network of trails provides easy and relaxed walking as well as picnicking and swimming. The trails are not marked, but are well-worn and are easy to follow. The southern loops leave from the parking area near the picnic tables and empty onto the beach. The northerly loop exit the beach beyond the docks and curl behind the athletic fields.

Kineowatha Park began as a girls’ camp in 1914, catering to the wealthy elite of New York City and from several foreign countries. The name is a coined word from Camp Kineo–a boys’ camp elsewhere in Maine–with a contraction of Longfellow’s Hiawatha. In 1975, the town of Wilton purchased and opened the land as a public park.

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Visit the Town of Wilton online for more information or contact:

Town of Wilton

Town of Wilton
158 Weld Road
Wilton, ME 04294
Phone: (207) 645-4825
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Trail Tips

Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
Camp at least 200 feet from lakes and streams.
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Trailhead Information

From South: From the intersection of US Route 2 and Maine Route 4 in Wilton, drive about 0.5 miles west on US Route 2 to Main Street. Turn right onto Main and drive about 0.3 miles into downtown Wilton. Just after the Civil War monument in the main square, turn left onto High Street. Kineowatha Park is approximately one-half mile on High Street on the left.

From North: From the intersection of Maine Routes 142 and 156 in Weld, drive south on Maine Route 156 approximately 12.75 miles and turn right onto High Street, which about 1 mile past the Wilson Lake Country Club. Kineowatha Park is approximately 0.25 miles down High Street on your right.

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July 22, 2018
Kineowatha Park is a gem of a place to visit. It is open year round, has a wonderful sandy beach for swimming, flush toilets, picnic tables, a dock to jump off into beautiful little Wilson Lake. Hiking trails are easy to follow. Basketball court and baseball or soccer fields are neat and tidy. There is a net for volleyball with sand surround and a state of the art children's playground. In winter, the town Rec department maintains an ice skating rink with heated shack and skates to borrow, all of this is FREE. It's a fabulous park and the town of Wilton has my complete admiration and appreciation for keeping this very special place open for the public.
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