This short woodland trail features an abundance of large pines, ferns, mosses, and mushrooms. Boardwalks along the way help keep feet dry, but there is a small stream crossing that might require a hop in the wetter seasons.
Just beyond the trailhead, a mailbox provides a trail journal, maps, and a lost-and-found. Follow the blue well-blazed trail in either direction when the trail splits, avoiding the woods road that runs through the center of the property. About halfway around the loop, there is a short trail extension that allows hikers to avoid a seasonal pond.
In the winter, this is an excellent trail for a quiet snowshoe or winter tracking excursion.
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From coastal US-1 North heading out of Ellsworth, turn right on Douglas Highway/ME-184 and drive 2.8 miles. Immediately past the Lamoine Town Hall, turn left on Pinkham’s Flats Road/ME-204 (which becomes Partridge Cove Rd) and drive 2.3 miles to the Simon Trail parking lot on the right. There is ample parking here and the lot is plowed in the winter.
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