Starting in South Lagrange, the trail rolls north through heavily wooded areas with occasional glimpses of houses or small farms through the trees. After 4 miles, the trail passes a half mile east of the old lumber mill town of Lagrange. The trail continues north along Birch Stream and later Cold Stream, with opportunities for waterfowl and beaver sightings. 6 miles north of Lagrange the trail passes through Medford Center.
The section of the trail managed by the Maine Bureau of Public Lands ends at Paddy Hill Road in Medford. However, local ATV and snowmobile clubs maintain a trail along the old railroad corridor north of Medford, which crosses the Piscataquis River via a 100 year old railroad trestle bridge one mile north of Medford Center, then continues another 4.5 miles to Schoodic Lake in Lake View Plantation.
For more information, visit the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands website, or contact:
Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, Off-road Vehicle Division
South End Trailhead, Lagrange
From I-95, take Exit 199 toward Lagrange and turn left onto ME-16. After 10 miles, turn left onto South Lagrange Road. Go 400 feet and take a right towards the switching station. Another 400 feet after the turn there is parking by the trailhead.
Railroad Road Trailhead, Lagrange
This trailhead is 0.4 miles up from the south end of the trail, and provides a parking lot off the road. From I-95, take Exit 199 toward Lagrange and turn left onto ME-16. After 10.4 miles, turn left onto Railroad Road. Trailhead parking is 450 feet ahead.
From I-95, take Exit 217 onto ME-6/ME-155 toward Lagrange. Head west on ME-6/ME-155 for 0.4 miles, and turn right onto River Road/Maxfield Road. Go 9.7 miles (River Road becomes Medford Center Road), and turn right onto Trestle Road in Medford Center. After 0.1 miles look for parking at the trail crossing near the Town Office.
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