Difficulty: Easy to moderate, depending on how much of the pond you choose to skate, the ice conditions and the weather, especially the wind speed.
Information: Fields Pond is a 191-acre pond in Orrington that’s long been a popular place for paddling, fishing, swimming and ice skating. A few houses are located at the pond’s north end, with the rest of the shoreline undeveloped.
Fields Pond Audubon Center is located on the pond’s east side. This conserved land is composed of 229 acres of forestland, wetlands and fields. It also includes 1,600 feet of the pond’s shoreline.
A network of public hiking trails at the Audubon center includes a trail that travels through a beautiful evergreen forest to the shore of Fields Pond. The center also maintains the parking lot for a boat launch on the pond, where there’s a public right of way.
Aislinn Sarnacki is a Maine outdoors writer and the author of three Maine hiking guidebooks including “Family Friendly Hikes in Maine.” Find her on Twitter and Facebook @1minhikegirl. You can also...
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