Shrine Trail

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Shrine Trail is a 1.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Alfred, Maine that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and snowshoeing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
118 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

wildlife

What used to be a way to access a favorite skiing hill, the Shrine Trail is now open to the public for year-round walking. The trail begins by heading south along an unpaved road that splits off the Shaker Hill Road (directly across from Anthony Road). This remarkable section of trail leads you past sacred spaces dedicated to the Shaker community and the Brothers of Christian Instruction. You will pass multiple cemeteries, the stations of the cross, and eventually a small shrine, the namesake of this trail.

hiking
1 month ago

A very easy start to the trail to the shrine and east into the woods. Once you get to the top of the rise you will see two green arrows. One left and one straight ahead. I took the one straight ahead which was fairly easy to follow but soon became an exercise in locating the red flagging, It did take me to the cross at Mt Saint Notre Dame. From there I followed the green arrows and red flagging back to the parking lot. Lots of ticks so beware.