Posted on April 21, 2021 and last updated on April 25, 2021

Blueberry Hill, Winterport

QUICK TRAIL FACTS

  • Preserve Size: Not sure
  • Trail Mileage: 1-mile loop
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: blueberry fields, hills beyond

As you crest the final hump of the dead-end Blueberry Hill Road, you can’t see what lies ahead until, you can!, a wide open vista, right now (springtime) carpeted with the grayish-purple of post-winter blueberry plants. Must be nice to come here during all four seasons, and at different times of the day, to see the colors change.

The road ends at a little parking lot with a couple of picnic tables and a welcome sign for Blueberry Hill, a town-owned property. There is a nearby home.

For your walk, you can either head down the blueberry fields straight ahead of the parking area, or do the 1-mile loop counter-clockwise. The town has put up posts marking each tenth of a mile as you progress around the loop. It is very easy walking, good for people of varying abilities, but it is not wheelchair accessible.

While all but two-tenths of the trail is along the blueberry fields, there is a short section in the woods. When I visited in the spring of 2021, fallen trees had blocked and obscured the trail, and even though I tried very hard, I could not find the way. I managed to get to the .7-mile marker going one way, and the .5-mile marker going the other way. On Google maps, it’s more obvious where the path goes, so I drew the line in by hand (using a different color). I hope it’s right.

If you do run into a similar problem, you can hug the edge of the field. There are also some tracks heading down and away (northward) from the field toward what looks like a pipe line or power line (from Google maps). These appeared to be frequently used.

Directions: From Monroe Road, turn onto Blueberry Hill Road and go about 0.65 miles to its end. After you pass Young Drive on the left, it’s 350 feet ahead. There’s parking for several (maybe 5?) cars. My photos below don’t do justice to how cool it is here.

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