Hide Map


Emery Street: the trailhead is located on the south side of the street 0.4 miles from Main Street or 0.3 miles from High Street. Park near Heidi’s Heavenly Pot Pies.

School Street: the trailhead is located on the north side of the street roughly 0.9 miles from Main Street or 2.1 miles from Route 4/Alfred Street.


Starting from Emery Street, pass around a gate and continue along the river to a clearing with a big rock. The trail turns left and descends to a 300-foot boardwalk that crosses a marshy backwater of the Mousam River. On the opposite shore, the trail enters the woods and diverges. The right fork circles around the marshy area, leaves the woods, descends a sloping open area to a wooden footbridge, and returns to the rear of the parking lot where the trail started. The left fork swings left and follows the river downstream and eventually joins the sewer trunk line. The trail skirts the perimeter fence of the Sanford Public Works Facilities and ends at a small parking area on School Street. Please stay on trail and pick up litter as this trail traverses private property.

Other Information

Nearby the Emery Street parking area, there is a paved path running alongside Weaver Drive that connects Emery Street to High Street, near downtown Sanford.

Geocachers – after you enjoy the trail there are many Geocaches in the area not far from this trail system.  

Trail Manager

Sanford Trails is an all-volunteer organization that promotes, builds, and manages trails in Sanford and Springvale. Learn more by visiting: www.sanfordtrails.org

Sanford Trails
919 Main Street
Sanford, ME 04073
Phone: (207) 324-9135


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Nearby Geocaches


Check for nearby geocaches to Mousam Way: South.

Leave No Trace Principle

Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces

Camp at least 200 feet from lakes and streams.