Posted on May 22, 2017 and last updated on August 10, 2017

Mount Will, Newry


  • Preserve Size: 115 acres in Bethel Town Forest
  • Trail Mileage: ~3-mile loop
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Sights: views, summit is 1,726 ft.

This is a doable hike for little kids, with nice views on the south and north ledges. The loop is roughly three miles. Close to the south cliffs, you’ll see a sign for the Gray Memorial, a plaque remembering a couple who died in a plane crash here. To reach the plaque, walk a quarter mile along the old road or snowmobile path.

More info can be found on Maine Trail Finder.

Directions: The trailhead is roughly five miles from Bethel. Take Route 2 north. The Mount Will parking lot is just under two miles past the Sunday River Brewing Company on the left. It is directly opposite the Bethel Recycling and Transfer Station.


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