Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary Trail is a 2.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Lewiston, Maine that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
2.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
370 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

no dogs

Great trails to hike with children with variety of sights (old stone fireplaces, foundations of structures from years ago, berries to pick and eat!, brooks and ponds to skim rocks, and gigantic boulders to climb). This is the largest bird sanctuary in Maine. Can be a great area to snowshoe when the time is right. Beautiful views, variety of animals including deer and fisher cats.

1 month ago

easy and breezy

trail running
4 months ago

no firearms allowed!

4 months ago

nice trails and liked that they had a map with all the different trails that you can take

walking
5 months ago

Great little hike/walk with many different options and scenery to see

8 months ago

Very fun trails with a lot to check out. some challenging areas and a lot of nice scenery. looking forward to doing it again when the weather is nice and the birds and animals will be out!

trail running
Saturday, May 27, 2017

Easy and short. Peaceful!

trail running
Thursday, February 23, 2017

Quiet, clean place with plenty of forestry photo ops.

trail running
Thursday, February 23, 2017

Quiet, clean place with plenty of forestry photo ops.

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Nice trails, quiet and relaxing.

hiking
Sunday, August 07, 2016

So disappointing that dogs and geocaching aren't allowed and now even Ingress and Pokemon go are being restricted. Beautiful trails that should be encouraged to be used. I have been here various times, but not being a bird watcher, I mostly see squirrels.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

nice hike. close by. nice amount of trails.

hiking
Saturday, May 14, 2016

Awesome my grandson who is 5 and I loved it

Monday, March 14, 2016

Fun trail to walk and run. Lots of hills and scenery. A little wet in some areas when I was there (March) but not too bad. Well used but not crowded.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Amazing trail system with several routes you can take. As for getting here, you should look for Highland Spring Rd. Go to the end of that and take a right on Montello then quick left into the parking area. I tried to reassign the location mark and with luck Google will work better for getting here.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Gps directions via this ap took us to a non entrance but once we got there after getting directions from local Cumberland Farms really enjoyed the trails. Calm peaceful lovely walk. Would do it again.

nature trips
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

nice paths. great for kids. nice for jogging. pretty quiet for being in town. well marked. good place to "get away" for a few.

hiking
Saturday, April 18, 2015

Excellent trails, well marked. The trail map did not indicate difficult areas. It was very wet but there is still some snow and no bugs so I particularly enjoyed this time of year.

hiking
Friday, April 26, 2013

Great trails to hike with children with variety of sights (old stone fireplaces, foundations of structures from years ago, berries to pick and eat!, brooks and ponds to skim rocks, and gigantic boulders to climb)to keep kids entertained. Lets not forget that this is the largest bird sanctuary in Maine. Will be a great area to snowshoe with kids when the time is right. Beautiful views, variety of animals including deer and fisher cats.

hiking
Thursday, June 07, 2012

Lovely

hiking
Monday, May 21, 2012

Great hike for young families.Great way to introduce hiking to kids. Great variety of trails and wildlife.

hiking
Thursday, May 05, 2011

You can hike these trails year round. No pets, wheeled vehicles of ANY kind and no guns. Site is easy for most anyone but can get sloppy in spots. I hike it very often as it is closest to my home and never tire of its beauty. I have seen deer tracks, a weasel, turkey and a quail just to name some of what you might see.

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