Kennebec River Rail Trail
Augusta, Hallowell, Farmingdale, and Gardiner, ME
At a length of 6.5 miles, Kennebec River Rail Trail is open for walking, running, cycling, skateboarding, rollerblading, and dog walking. The trail runs alongside the rail bed along the Kennebec River, and extends from Waterfront Park in Augusta, and through the towns of Hallowell, Farmingdale, and Gardiner.
Access points to the trail are Greenville Street in Hallowell; and four sites in Farmingdale: Kennebec Bike & Ski at 357 Maine Avenue, Pine Hill Drive, Bowman Street, and Sheldon Street. Trail walkers and hikers may park in Augusta at MSHA parking lot on Water Street, the trailhead under the Memorial Bridge, and at Capitol Park. In Hallowell, parking is at the municipal lot on Front Street. In Gardiner, park at Hannaford, 100 Maine Avenue.
The Forks, ME
One of the highest waterfalls in Maine, this natural wonder features an assortment of trails around the falls, and a swimming hole at the falls' bottom. Along the trails are observation areas. The trail to the swimming hole is quite steep, and good physical condition is required.
Swan Island (Steve Powell Wildlife Management Area)
Intersection of Routes 197 & 24
Phone: 207-737-4307 or 207-547-5322
Swan Island in the Kennebec River -- a state wildlife management area -- has unique river, forest and meadow habitats for eagles, white-tailed deer, songbirds and wild turkeys. The island has hiking and mountain biking trails, an overnight campground, and spectacular scenery. Kayak and mountain bike rentals are available. Ferry service
from Richmond town dock is provided. Admission fees.
Season: Daily May 1-Labor Day by reservation only.
153 Hospital St.
Augusta, ME 04332
Enjoy the native trees of Maine and North America while strolling on over 25 miles of trails. Good for hiking and winter cross-country skiing.
Hours: open daily. No charge.