Posted on July 14, 2019 and last updated on August 23, 2022

Lily Bay State Park, near Greenville


  • Preserve Size: 924 acres
  • Trail Mileage: 2 miles one way
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: Moosehead Lake

Walkers can hike a there-and-back trail through this state park and catch some pretty views of Moosehead Lake along the way. On a hot day, jump into the cool waters of the lake! Keep your eye out for the side trails to the pond’s edge—I missed one. If you can walk this at dusk, the sunsets can be beautiful.

The flat, wide trail is easy—and ride-able for kids on bikes. You can make a round trip by walking back along the park roads. You may see friendly deer.

There is a small daily fee to access the park.

In the winter, some of the walking trails and roads are groomed for five miles of nordic skiing! 

Directions: From the center of Greenville, head north 9 miles on the Lily Bay Road, which runs parallel to Moosehead Lake (and has some stunning views!), until you get to State Park Road on the left.

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