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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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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