Spring Road Trail

The Spring Road Trail follows a discontinued road along the northwestern shore of Lake Auburn.
Trail Activity
Snowshoeing Mountain-biking Cross-country-skiing Walking
2.10 miles, One Way
Gravel/Crushed Stone


The Spring Road Trail follows the edge of Lake Auburn on a wide gravel road that is gated at each end. Numerous viewpoints are available on the edge of the road, showcasing sweeping views of Lake Auburn.

The trail is wide with a largely packed gravel surface. Some areas have loose stones. There are gradual hills. At the gates, the trail openings are approximately 25 inches wide. 

Read about MTF Accessibility Ambassador Enock Glidden's visit to the greenway using his wheelchair at MTF Stories

Other Information

As Lake Auburn is the sole source of drinking water for Lewiston, Auburn, and surrounding communities swimming is not allowed. Dogs are also not allowed in the water. The regulations for Lake Auburn prohibit all body contact, even your hands from touching the water. The fines are hefty, up to $2500.00 for each violation.

Trail Manager

Visit the Lake Auburn Watershed Protection Commission online for more information or contact:

Lake Auburn Watershed Protection Commission

Lake Auburn Watershed Protection Commission
268 Court Street
Auburn, ME 04212
Phone: (207) 784-6469
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Trail Tips

Be Considerate of Other Visitors
Be aware of and limit the noise you and your group generate. Enjoy the sounds of nature.
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Trailhead Information

From ME Route 4, head west on Lake Shore Drive for 2.7 miles. Turn left onto North Auburn Road and in 0.2 Miles turn left onto Whitman Spring Road. Parking is available just in front of the gate that marks the beginning of the trail.

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June 01, 2015
Very enjoyable and peaceful trail to bike with the whole family. Highly recommended.
July 18, 2014
First time on this trail today. Nice walk in the woods close to home. Lots of loons on the lake today. I was surprised that there were cabins on the trail that seemed to be in use.
May 11, 2014
Went to this trail for the first time today. It is a great little trail for walking, running, or a smooth bike ride. Had fun!
April 30, 2014
02/26/2014: lakeauburn.org: "Additional Parking for this fantastic Lake Auburn view-shed trail is provided at 115 North Auburn Road, Auburn, by the Lake Auburn Community Center ! This location is safe, off-street parking with a very clean porta-potty:)"
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