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Poland Spring Preservation Park

This network of four-season trails wander over the historic grounds of the Maine State Building and All Souls Chapel while also providing access to the shores of Lower Range Pond.
Trail Activity
Snowshoeing Mountain-biking Cross-country-skiing Walking Hiking
Length
4.10 miles, Network
Difficulty
Easy, Moderate
Town
Poland
Surface
Dirt/Forest Floor, Grass, Snow - Groomed
Pets
Permitted
Fees
No

Description

The trail network provides year-round recreation through wooded gently sloping terrain. Highlights include some of the historic buildings, including the Maine State Building and All Souls Chapel. Trails are groomed for cross-country skiing in the winter.

Maple Trail (easy): Easy walk winding through pine trees and sugar maples on a path between the Maine State Building and the Poland Spring Museum.

Amelia's Trail (moderate): This is a short trail along an old carriage road that connects between Montague’s Trail and Griffin’s Trail

Griffin's Trail (moderate): This trail connects Montague’s Trail to the southern portion of Poland Spring’s property. Griffin’s Trail follows old logging roads and winds its way through mature hardwood stands with some steep grades.

Montague's Trail (moderate): This trail begins at the cart path near the Poland Spring Museum and travels through the hardwood forest along the Poland Spring Resort Golf Course and makes its way to a flat wooded area along the shore of Lower Range Pond.

Stone Trail (moderate): This trail begins at the Parking area across from the Poland Spring Museum. It runs southerly parallel to Preservation Way near the top of what used to be a ski area. Although moderate this trail does have some steep grades.

Oscar's Trail (moderate): This trail begins at the top of the old ski area and follows old logging roads along side portions of the old ski lift. This trail does include some steep sections along with gradual inclines.

Oscar's Folly (difficult): This trail loops back onto Oscar’s Trail. This is a short but very steep and rocky trail that follows an old logging road. Rocks on this trail are large and frequent. Use caution.

Other Information

The trails and property are maintained in collaboration between Poland Springs, Poland Spring Preservation Society, and Poland Spring Resort.

To help maintain the beauty of this natural area and make your visit more enjoyable, please observe the following:

  • No motorized vehicles
  • Dogs must be on a leash at all times
  • Please pick up after pets
  • Trail hours: dawn to dusk
  • Stay on designated trails
  • Leave wildflowers, trees and shrubbery for others to enjoy
  • Please do not feed any wildlife
  • Carry out what you carry in

In winter, snowshoers and hikers, please stay to either side of trail. Do not walk in groomed tracks.

Trail Manager

Visit Poland SpringsPoland Spring Preservation Society, and Poland Spring Resort online for more information or contact:

Poland Springs
123 Preservation Way
Poland Spring, ME 04274
Phone: (207) 998-4351
polandspring@fairpoint.net

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Trailhead Information

From the south: Take I-95/Maine Turnpike Exit 63 in Gray. Turn right and follow the signs to ME Route 26 North. Stay on ME Route 26 north. The Poland Spring Preservation Park will be on your right in approximately 10 miles (about 0.8 miles past the intersection with ME Route 122). Look for and follow signs for Poland Spring Resort.

From the north: Take I-95/Maine Turnpike Exit 75 in Auburn. Take a right to follow US Route 202/ME Routes 4 and 100 south. In about a mile, take another right to follow ME Route 122 to its intersection with ME Route 26. Take a right to head north on ME Route 26 and look for the Preservation Park/Poland Spring Resort signs on the right.

When you reach Poland Spring Resort grounds there are signs leading you to the top of the hill. Please park in the designated parking near the All Souls Chapel.

Click on a parking icon to get custom directions
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smcdaniel
November 01, 2020
My new favorite spot for a quick dog walk. Not a lot of crowds here. The trail map here on Maine Trail Finder seems to show a second loop on southern section that I didn't see....south of Stone Trail I could only find Oscars Trail and Oscars Folly. Not sure if I missed something. But the whole trail system is a great place for a family friendly hike through the woods, with several loops so you can do as short or long of a walk as you'd like. I'm really looking forward to seeing what its like in the winter for x-c skiing &/or snowshoes.
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