Posted on June 20, 2017 and last updated on June 17, 2019

Middle River Park, Machias


  • Preserve Size: 100 acres
  • Trail Mileage: 1.5 miles in network
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: fields

I love walking out of a downtown (no matter that it is the sleepy Machias!) right into nature. This small 1.5-mile network of pretty trails takes you through grown over fields that were once part of an old farm. I am not sure how popular the network is — the trail to the picnic spot was a little overgrown. The Downeast Coastal Conservancy protects this 100-acre preserve.

Directions: From Route 1, across the street from Helen’s Restaurant, turn onto Kilton Lane. Cross over the Sunrise Trail and immediately turn left. Take the first right and park in the lot near the large warehouse building. The trails begin atop the field, after the picnic tables.


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