This trail is a part of a network of multi-use trails around Prescott Fields on the University of Maine, Farmington campus. The trail is six feet wide, with a surface of crushed rock, providing a firm and stable surface for individuals with wheelchairs and mobility issues, older adults, and families with strollers and small children. The trail was built to meet national standards and provide gentle grades. The maximum grade is a section of about 200 feet long at 7.5% grade.
Beginning at the south end of Front Street, the trail meanders through a silver maple forest, crossing a wooden bridge, and leads to a local swimming hole on the Sandy River. From there the trail continues on to connect to the public parking area near Narrow Gauge Cinemas.
Read Enock Glidden's trip report from visiting the Prescott Field Accessible Trail with his wheelchair at MTF Stories.
For more information, visit the University of Maine, Farmington website or High Peak Alliance website, or contact:
From the lights at the intersection of Main Street and Broadway in Farmington, head west on Broadway for 270 feet and then turn left on Front Street. Go 0.4 miles to the trailhead on the right side of Front Street. There is a parking area for the trail on the right side of the road, with informational signage. Please do not park in the University lot without a permit, as you may be ticketed and/or towed.
From the lights at the intersection of Main Street and Broadway in Farmington, head west on Broadway for 270 feet and then turn left on Front Street. Go 260 feet and turn right on Narrow Gauge Square, by Narrow Gauge Cinemas. Drive straight, passing the cinema parking on the right, to the parking area for the trails at the end, next to the ball fields. There is signage at the trailhead.
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