QUICK TRAIL FACTS
- Preserve Size: Not sure
- Trail Mileage: 3.5 miles
- Pets: yes
- Difficulty: easy
- Sights: Speck Ponds, mountain views (at power line)
The trail system here takes walkers to two quiet, undeveloped ponds, Speck and Lower Speck ponds. Based on the number of gnawed trees and lodges that dot the pond edges, it appears a good-sized community of beavers live here.
The 3.5-mile well-blazed trail begins on Hutchinson Pond Road, and at close to half a mile crosses a power line and, shortly after, reaches the bigger of the two ponds. You can loop around both ponds before heading back. The trail is easy, and mostly flat, although it has Maine’s ubiquitous roots and rocks to navigate.
This land was protected by the Stifler Family Foundation, which also is responsible for developing beautiful trails on its properties.
Directions: From Hunts Corner Road, turn onto Hutchinson Road. When you come to the pond, look for a parking area on the right. There should be a small trail sign, Speck Pond Trail.