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North Penjajawoc Forest

Adjacent to Bangor City Forest, North Forest takes you off of the main paths into a deeper, wooded area with narrower trails. Here you are able to get even closer to nature and not worry about slowing those behind you.
Trail Activity
Snowshoeing Mountain-biking Walking
1.60 miles, Network
Dirt/Forest Floor, Rock/Ledge


North Penjajawoc Forest contains many vernal pools and other wetlands, a stream, a mature mixed forest, and an extensive network of trails. For easier trail identification, more kiosks will be added. Pets on leash only are permitted.

Other Information

In November 2011, Bangor Land Trust received the title to 105 acres next to the Bangor City Forest and Walden-Parke Preserve and across the Bangor Hydro transmission corridor from Northeast Penjajawoc Preserve. This property came from a local developer whose planned housing development intruded into the protection zone of a vernal pool elsewhere in Bangor. His development permit required that he conserve an unprotected vernal pool. He chose to do so by purchasing this parcel and transferring it to Bangor Land Trust, with restrictions imposed by the Army Corps of Engineers and monitored by Brewer Land Trust.

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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.

Trail Manager

For more information, please visit the Bangor Land Trust website or contact:

Bangor Land Trust

Bangor Land Trust
PO Box 288
​8 Harlow Street Suite 4B
Bangor, ME 04402
Phone: (207) 942-1010
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Trail Tips

Dispose of Waste Properly
Dispose of solid human waste in a cathole 6-8 inches deep and at least 200 feet from water, camp, or trails. Don't forget to cover it up when you're done!
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Trailhead Information

Bangor Land Trust's North Penjajawoc Forest is accessed via Bangor City Forest trails.

From the Bangor Mall: travel northeast on Stillwater Avenue for 0.2 miles and turn left onto Kittredge Road. Travel just under 2 miles to the end of Kittredge Road and park in the Bangor City Forest parking lot at the bottom of the hill.

Pass through the trailhead gate and by Great Horned Owl nesting area signs. At the first trail intersection turn left, heading west on the East-West Loop Trail. Less than 0.25 miles in you’ll come to a sign for the Deer Trail - stay to the left. If you come to an opening and cross a wooden bridge, you’re heading in the right direction. Pass by the Quinn and Bobcat Trails, pass the Grouse Trail, and pass the Moose Trail. The North Penjajawoc Forest can be found by taking the next unmarked trail to your left (three quarters of a mile in from the parking lot). You’ll see a big white pine to the right of the trail. The kiosk and Bangor Land Trust sign is down this trail a short way.

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