QUICK TRAIL FACTS
- Preserve Size: NA
- Trail Mileage: 4 miles one way
- Pets: yes
- Difficulty: easy
- Sights: paved, wheelchair-accessible path
The roughly 4-mile “rail to trail” in Fryeburg is pleasant. The paved walkway is in good shape, and despite being somewhat close to Route 5, feels quiet and mostly peaceful. On a Saturday afternoon in the summer, I was the lone walker; only a few bicyclists passed me. For the most part, the trail doesn’t seem like a monotonous track, stretching out straight in front of you for miles; it curves just a bit.
At one point, a couple of multi-use trails cross the path, opening up the hopeful possibility of more walking. One was a signed snowmobile path, the other was an unmarked track.
Directions: There are three main places to park. You can pick up one end of the trail at the Visitors Center in Fryeburg, at 97 Main St. Or you can start at the other end, at a lot off Route 113 just west of Lyman Drive. If you’re heading toward Fryeburg, it’s on your left. Finally, there is a parking area about half way, on Porter Road.