QUICK TRAIL FACTS
- Preserve Size: 7,489 acres in Mt Blue State Park
- Trail Mileage: 3.3 miles in network
- Pets: yes
- Difficulty: easy
- Sights: Webb Lake, Swett Brook, forest
You can do a roughly 2.5-mile loop on these campground trails, if you take the Swett Brook trail to the shore and then walk along the lake to the Nature Center. Additionally, there is a 1-mile loop trail near the Nature Center, which the state park calls the Hopping Frog Nature Trail.
If you would like to do the big loop around the campsite, you can pick up the Swett Brook trail from Swett Brook Road (a dirt road off the main entrance road to the campground, a couple hundred yards before you reach the campground office). The footpath, which is well marked, heads off to the left. The path is wooded, and can be wet.
Once the trail swings back around to the campsite, a couple miles later, it merges with a wider dirt path, and then with a dirt road. Take this road toward the lake. If you walk to the edge of the lake, at the swimming area, you’ll see a rough path headed into the woods on your left (if you’re facing the lake). Follow this until you reach a wide path. If you continue straight on this path, it dead ends at a group camp site. If you take a left at this junction, you’ll reach the Nature Center. You can walk back to the campground here, or continue on the trail system by picking up a little loop trail (I believe it’s called the Hopping Frog Trail?) at the end of the parking lot, on the right.
Directions: The trails are in the Mt. Blue State Park Campground. Travel 2.4 miles north on Rte. 142 past Weld Village and bear left on the West Road at Webb Corner. Continue 4 miles to Webb Beach Road, which leads down to the lake and campground.