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Map shows trails in Kennebec County

  • Viles Arboretum — 224 acres, dog friendly, and filled with gardens and sculptures and open fields. There are, in total, five miles or so of wide, well-maintained and easy trails here.
  • Augusta Nature Education Center — Five miles of trails packed into a pretty compact area! 
  • University of Maine Augusta Fitness Trails — A little more than 2 miles of trails that can be picked up behind the tennis courts. 
  • Bond Brook ski trails — There’s about five miles or so of groomed track here for x-c skiing. There are also single-track trails for walking, biking, and snowshoeing that I haven’t done yet! 
  • Kennebec River Rail Trail — A lovely paved trail along the river. Great for joggers, strollers, and wheelchairs. Easy, pretty, and surprisingly quiet in sections. More than six miles long.
  • Augusta Greenway Trail — A roughly 1-mile wheelchair-accessible (but not paved) trail along Kennebec River, across from the Kennebec Rail Trail. You’ll walk by some historical sites.
  • Howard Hill — A nearly 3-mile trail system with a great view of the State House. Some steep hills.
  • Capitol Park — Easy, wheelchair-friendly paths through an elegant park.
  • Togus VA Trails — There are some walking paths (some are also used by four-wheelers) around the VA Medical Center. You can pick them up at different places around the hospital campus. For the most part, they are wide and easy, with signs marking their start. My favorite is the .3-mile Beaver Dam trail, along a little brook (or old canal).
  • Garcelon Wildlife Management Area (South) — The 2,000 or so acres of public land here contain streams, beaver ponds, wetlands and forests. I found the trails pleasant and easy to follow despite not being blazed.
  • Alfond Center for Health trails — Check out the short mown trail behind the staff parking lot for bobolinks in the spring! 

Let me know if you have any trail updates or corrections!