Posted on July 19, 2022 and last updated on July 25, 2022

Calais Waterfront Walkway, Calais

QUICK TRAIL FACTS

  • Preserve Size: N/A
  • Trail Mileage: 1.5 miles one way
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: St. Croix river, gravel path

On a hot summer day, walking the 1.4 miles of the waterfront waterway may offer a bit of respite if a breeze is wafting off the river. But regardless of the weather, I imagine this wheelchair-accessible, gravel-packed path is always peaceful and mostly quiet, save for the sound of the flowing Saint Croix River.

The best place to pick it up is at the small park at the end of North Street. Here there is a public parking area, with two EV chargers! If starting here, I recommend you walk the northern section between this park and Todd Street, where the path ends, rather than the other half, which brings you by the wastewater treatment plant and ends at Barker Street.

If you’re leaving from the small public park, the northern half of the trail first leads you through a grassy area, with benches on your right and stately brick buildings on your left. You continue under a bridge and through the chill of a gully formed by two high stone walls. The trail continues through a ravine for a bit before coming out at another grassy spot by the river.

At Todd Street the trail ends, but a dirt ATV track runs for a while before petering out to a footpath, which brings you shortly to the working railroad.

Directions: Follow North Street all the way to the river, where there is a small green area and parking lot (with two electric vehicle chargers!).

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