Posted on September 12, 2018 and last updated on September 12, 2018

Maranacook Community School Trails, Readfield


  • Preserve Size: 320 acres
  • Trail Mileage: ~ 3.6 miles in network
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: forest, fields, stream

Readfield Fairground trails in blue; Maranacook Community School trails in red

The trail system here — for hiking, running, and cross-country skiing — connects to the beautiful trail around the Readfield fairgrounds. The hiking paths also connect up to snowmobile trails, which I didn’t include on my map. I found a pretty good map of the system, which includes the way the trails have been blazed — which I found a little confusing when I was out there without a map.

Directions: After going up the school complex on Millard Harrison Drive, you can pick up the trail at several points around the school grounds. I walked into the wooded trail system from behind the baseball field closest to the school. Or you can connect to it from the Readfield Fairgrounds, where it might be easier to park when the school is in session.


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