Stevens Brook Trail

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Stevens Brook Trail is a 2.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Bridgton, Maine that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
206 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

fishing

hiking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

waterfall

historic site

The Stevens Brook Trail is a two-mile path between Highland Lake and Long Lake in Bridgton, Maine. The trail follows the Stevens Brook as it meanders through downtown Bridgton past scenic and historic natural areas. The Stevens Brook Trail offers easy to moderate terrain. Hiking boots or sneakers are recommended for most trail sections. Poison ivy grows in a few trail areas, so long pants are also recommended. Because this is a river trail, sections may be flooded when water levels in the Stevens Brook are high, so plan accordingly.

The trail starts just right of the Big Apple store (next to the Black Horse Tavern). Not well marked but once you get to the back of the Big Apple parking lot you should see the trail.

The map brought us to a bridge next to a Rite Aide we entered where the map indicated and there was no visible trail just an abandoned parking lot. Maybe someone could elaborate on where to find the trail?

hiking
17 days ago

This is an easy walk through time when Bridgton was a thriving mill town. There are several remnants of days gone by so travel slowly or you will miss some of its wonders. Pick up a trail map at the LEA office or at the entrance to Pondicherry Park behind the local theater. Please be on the lookout for poison ivy as there are several patches but the trail through them is fairly clear. The trail marks are in need of some new paint and currently, they blend into the trees that they are on.

hiking
17 days ago