Mingo Springs Trail and Bird Walk, Rangeley

This is a charming trail around a golf course. If you do both loops on either side of Mingo Loop Road, it’s about 2.6 miles.

The east side of the trail (the blue trail) loops around the golf course, through meadows and a bit of woods. The west side (red trail) is more wooded and well blazed. There is a short section along the paved road; look for small arrow signs to see where it cuts back into the woods.

Mostly the trail is wide, smooth, level, with just a bit too many roots to make it consistently easy for a wheelchair. The trail is dotted with plant IDs, which is fun. If you don’t want to do both loops, you can cut off half way by walking back along the road.

Directions: From the intersection of Routes 4 and 16 in downtown Rangeley, head north on Route 4 for 2.2 miles and turn onto Mingo Loop Road. Continue .4 miles and turn left onto Alpine Way. Park on the grass to the left of the access road. The trailhead is across the street.