Posted on July 14, 2019 and last updated on July 14, 2019

Peaks-Kenny State Park, Dover-Foxcroft


  • Preserve Size: 832 acres
  • Trail Mileage: ~6 miles in network
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy to moderate
  • Sights: Sebec Lake

You can do a lot of different walks at the state park. The two-mile, one-way Browns Point Trail takes you to a little secluded flattish rock on the lake’s edge where you can swim away from the beach crowd. This trail passes through old forest and by a marsh. While it is well blazed, it doesn’t seem particularly well traveled.

The Birch Mountain loop is a 2.6-mile loop that takes you to the 1,090-foot summit of a little mountain (there are no views!). You ascend about 350 feet in the climb. There is a smaller loop trail nestled into the Birch Mountain loop. Note the interesting sculpture of a picnic table emerging from a cairn about halfway through the hike (and I think at the summit), one of several picnic table sculptures in the park!

My favorite trail in the park is the Cove Trail, a roughly half-mile loop that takes you along beautiful lake frontage, and by some very well situated picnic tables.

Directions: From Dover-Foxcroft, follow Route 153, or Greenley’s Landing Road, for 4.5 miles. Turn left onto State Park Road to enter the park.


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