ROCKLAND — Georges River Land Trust invites the public to strap on their snowshoes, skis, and snow pants and enjoy our preserved land this winter. We are plowing numerous trail heads to allow the public to get out and enjoy the snow. These areas are free and open for you to explore. This year we have access in 11 different locations stretching from Montville to Cushing. Here is a list of all the locations:
-Ash Point Preserve, Ash Point Dr., Owls Head
-Gibson Preserve, on route 173 in Searsmont
-Canal Path, Ghent Road, Searsmont
-Gibson Preserve, Cedar Lane in Appleton
-Appleton Preserve, Route 105 in Appleton
-Frye Mountain, Inland Fisheries and Wildlife building off Route 220 in Montville
-Trolley Marsh Preserve, Route 131 in Warren
-Jack Baker Woods, Beechwood Street in Thomaston
-Thomaston Town Forest, Booker Street, Thomaston
-Langlais Sculpture Preserve, River Road, Cushing
-Mount Pleasant, Mount Pleasant Street, Rockport (road edge plowed)
-Ragged Mountain Trail, Route 17 in Rockport
The only trail that is groomed is the 1.1 mile long Appleton Preserve trail which is perfect for Nordic skiing. Please note that the Mount Pleasant access is a plowed shoulder that allows you to get off the road. Trail conditions can change so please dress appropriately and plan for the conditions. For more information, please call Georges River Land Trust at 207-594-5166.
Georges River Land Trust has conserved 3,700 acres of natural habitats and working lands in Knox and Waldo Counties and receives a majority of its support through individual donations. For more information about programs, trails, events, and membership visit GeorgesRiver.org or call (207) 594-5166.