Prescott Field Accessible Trail

A half-mile accessible trail through the athletic fields and riparian forest along the Sandy River.
Trail Activity
Accessible Adventure Walking Snowshoeing
Length
0.50 miles, One Way
Difficulty
Easy
Town
Farmington
Surface
Gravel/Crushed Stone
Pets
Permitted
Fees
No

Description

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

Trail Manager

For more information, visit the University of Maine, Farmington website or High Peak Alliance website, or contact:

University of Maine Farmington

University of Maine Farmington
111 South Street
Farmington, ME 04938
Phone: (207) 778-7267
gina.oswald@maine.edu
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High Peaks Alliance

High Peaks Alliance
PO Box 987
Farmington, ME 04938
Phone: (207) 491-2750
brent@highpeaksalliance.org
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Trail Tips

Plan Ahead and Prepare
Be prepared for extreme weather. Bring rain/wind gear, warm clothing, and matches/fire starters.
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Trailhead Information

SOUTH TRAILHEAD
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.

NORTH TRAILHEAD
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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