Cathance River Trail is a 1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Topsham, Maine. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking and walking.
hard to find the public parking for "hikers" in the winter. Parked in the ecology center parking spots instead. Icy in spots but surprisingly accessible given the snow we've had.
We did this trail today for the second time. There are several trails, we did a little over 4 miles. Very nice trails, easy and well maintained.
The first time we did the trail it was in the middle of the summer and we were in a drought. The water was very low and we were able to climb out onto the rocks in the river. Today, after some rains, it was a different trail - walking along rapids, it was a different trail! Both times were fun, but I suggest going in different weathers!
We also did the Heath loop trail today, which is a super easy, flat trail with some bog bridges, around a mile. Would be a great trail for kids!
The parking lot is TINY with no street parking allowed. We tried the trail a couple weeks ago, and there were no spots, so if you want to go, start early.
nice quiet trail, nice steam with small falls.
Fun trails and not very difficult, but can be fun. Not one of my faves, but I'm willing to give it another shot in the spring!
There are a variety of different trials located at "the highlands" retirement center and a lot of them connect to each other so you can easily make your hike longer. They are owned by the cathance river nature preserve. They are all well marked, easy trails with nice scenic views of streams, ponds and quarys. There are a few benches and picnic tables you might find along the trail. Great picnic spots. They did have a sign that said no pets. They have an ecology center there as well.