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Runaround Pond Recreation Area

This small network of trails at the eastern end of Runaround Pond highlight a unique ravine and old quarry at the pond's outlet.
Trail Activity
Snowshoeing Hiking
0.80 miles, Network
Dirt/Forest Floor, Rock/Ledge


The small and large loop trails at Runaround Pond Recreation Area allow exploration of the shoreline of the pond and the shoreline of Chandler Brook. The trails pass near historic cellar holes, the retaining walls of the old mill, the historic granite dam, and quarries. The larger loop is 0.6 miles in length.

Paddling Runaround Pond: Runaround Pond is always an exceptional paddling experience. Paddlers may begin and end at the Runaround Pond Recreation Area's hand-carry boat launch. Soon after leaving the boat launch, the winding pond creates a near-wilderness experience with miles of undeveloped forested shoreline. Fish and wildlife include beavers, otters, eagles, osprey, kingfishers, herons, frogs, turtles, bass, and pickerel.

Visit Enock's Adventures at MTF Stories to read about Enock's experience using his wheelchair at Runaround Pond. 

Trail Manager

Visit the Town of Durham or Royal River Conservation Trust online for more information or contact:

Town of Durham
630 Hallowell Road
Durham, Maine 04222
Phone: (207) 353-2561

Royal River Conservation Trust

Royal River Conservation Trust
PO Box 90
52 North Road
Yarmouth ME 04096
Phone: (207) 847-9399
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Trail Tips

Dispose of Waste Properly
Keep Maine green and clean! Pick up trash, even if it's not yours. Leave soon-to-be trash like excess packaging, stickers, and twist ties at home.
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Trailhead Information

Heading northeast on I-295, take Exit 22 in Freeport/Durham. Turn right onto ME-136 North and drive 6.2 miles. Turn left onto Rabbit Road and continue onto Runaround Pond Road for 1.1 miles. Look for the entrance to the parking area and boat launch on the right. The trails leave from both ends of the recreation area's parking lot.

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