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This trail is accessible at three points: (1) the trail leading to the top of the hill at Cascade Park connects with the Saxl Park trail; (2) one can enter from the access road off Mount Hope Ave that leads to the Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center and the other buildings in this state office building complex - keep to the right as you enter and look for the kiosk describing the trails; (3) there is an entrance off the access road from State Street to Dorothea Dix- look for the green Welcome to Saxl Park sign on the left about 350 yards from State Street.

Description

This very pleasant trail system is a series of loops going through a large field with a small pond near the northern end. Some sections have stone dust surface, others are simply mowed paths. There are several benches for those who want to rest and enjoy the surroundings. Bobolinks nest in the field. The approximately 75 acres of undeveloped land along the western boundary provides habitat for birds and other wildlife that can be viewed from the park.

Trail Manager

For more information or contact:

Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center
Superintendent's Office
PO Box 926
Bangor, Maine 04402-0926
Phone: (207) 941-4000

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