Ordway Grove Trail

This short loop close to downtown Norway, has some of the oldest and largest White Pines in Maine, not to mention access and views over Pennesseewassee Lake.
Trail Activity
0.60 miles, Network
Dirt/Forest Floor


This short loop is a nice diversion close to downtown Norway. Before it was officially deeded to the Twin Town Nature Club to maintain as a park and nature preserve, the grove had been conserved under private ownership since at least the late 1700s; the result is that the stand is home to some of the oldest and largest White Pines remaining in Maine. The trail itself is a relatively easy grade and pokes out onto the scenic shores of Pennesseewassee Lake in several places.

Other Information

Fires, camping, and ATVs are prohibited in the grove. Carry out what you carry in, and help us keep it natural. Enjoy!

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Twin Town Nature Club
Norway, ME

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Avoid known animal mating or nesting areas during sensitive times.
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Trailhead Information

Starting at the intersection of ME Routes 26 and 117, where Fair, Paris, Alpine, and Main Streets intersect at the Oxford Hills High School, take ME Route 117 (Paris Street) west for about a third of a mile, then bear right following ME Route 117 (Main Street) through downtown Norway for another 0.6 miles. Turn right on Pleasant Street, the last cross street in the village. The trailhead is about 0.2 miles on your left and is marked with a sign. Park on Pleasant Street.

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August 25, 2014
Nice, easy trail with some interesting scenes of pines and a few lake views. There is an information station near the start of the trail.

The trail head is marked by a small wooden sign that may be hard to see and the parking is limited to one car pulled into the access path next to a white house.
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