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Map shows trails in Cumberland County

  • Maquoit Bay Off Bunganuc Road, Maquoit Bay Conservation Land is an 124-acre park with frontage on Maquoit Bay. The trail heads through forest for 6/10 mile trail to a rocky outcrop overlooking the bay. Dogs allowed. The trail is wide and flat, but it ends at open ledge, which can be tricky to navigate.
  • Cox Pinnacle This 103-acre parcel features a trail system through forested hills and wetlands. The trails include access to Brunswick’s highest point at approximately 350 feet above sea level. These trails provide roughly 1¼ miles of trail, with some incline. Dogs allowed.
  • Town Commons Including the Town Commons and the Greater Commons, this park is made up of approximately 183 acres of woods, trails and a rare pitch pine barren. Dogs allowed. Trails are mostly wide, flat and easy. There are rougher sections, but they can be avoided. They are not marked, so you might need a local to show you the way.
  • Crystal Spring Farm The trail system here is bisected by Pleasant Hill Road. The trails on the farm side wind through the woods, farm fields and blueberry barrens that make up this 160-acre preserve. Dogs aren’t allowed on the farm side (south side of Pleasant Street), but they are allowed across the street, a tract of land that must be roughly equal in size to the farm, maybe larger?
  • Captain Alfred Skolfield Preserve — A .6 mile walk consisting of two short loops, with views over Middle Bay Cove, a salt marsh. Dogs not permitted. Easy walking.
  • Bowdoin Pines — A small walk in an old forest. Good for a quick dog walk!
  • Captain Williams Fitzgerald Recreation and Conservation Area — A great place for birding, I hear. This rare sand-plain grassland, about 66 acres, is a former Navy site. Dogs are allowed, I think, but I would keep them on a leash because of the rare birds here.
  • Bay Bridge Landing Wetland Park — This is a small but beautiful park, with good birding. Dogs allowed. The trail loop is .3 miles.
  • Brunswick Landing — There are some places to walk here, along old Navy roads. A portion of them are paved. I believe more are in the works as well, particularly in the Kate Furbish Preserve. Dogs allowed.
  • Androscoggin River Path — A 2.5-mile paved path, which is plowed and sanded in the winter, that runs between Route 1 and the river. Dogs allowed on leash. There is a dog park.
  • Chase Reserve — A 1.5-mile loop that links to the longer East Freeport trail system. Dogs allowed. More trails coming, I think.

 

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