Poland Town Forest and Bragdon Hill is a 2.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Poland, Maine that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and snowshoeing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
The Poland Town Forest offers a newly developed hiking trail that traverses a stream and continues to Bragdon Hill. Poland Town Forest: Well maintained trails cross over streams with the help of bog bridges, and trails are well marked by blazes on trees and other natural features. Three different loops are possible by following each of the three different colored blazes. Interesting natural features include the town's largest Hemlock tree and large boulders located along the edge of the trail. Located at the height of land between The Tripp Pond and Middle Range Pond watersheds, the Poland Town forest is valuable for lake protection, wildlife habitat, timber harvesting, and outdoor recreation. The trails have been built cooperatively by the town's recreation department, town forester and other volunteers to provide a rewarding outdoor recreation experience in Poland. More trails are planned for the near future so be on the lookout for additional trails. Bragdon Hill: Daniel Schellinger owned much of the property in the 1800s and ran a small hill farm. The New England Forestry foundation purchased this property from the Omega Wellness Group and Fred A. Huntress, Jr. in 2010. Mr. Huntress managed several forests for NEFF through his career with an emphasis on growing high quality saw logs. A discontinued town road runs through the middle of the 222 acre property. The trails connect to the Poland Town Forest, on which NEFF also holds a conservation easement.
This was our first hike here. Appreciated the map, although it did not seem to scale on the distances. Nice woodsy trail. No scenic Vista that we could find, but we will come back, partly because it's near to home for us. We think it will be fun to try on snowshoes this winter.
enjoyed our first hike here last weekend. looking forward to exploring more, even in the winter!
This is a great developed trail system. Maps at kiosk very helpful. Fun anytime of year. Is quite wet in areas during the spring, but wooden puncheons are in place to keep you dry mostly found at the beginning on the yellow trail. Plenty of parking at the trail head.