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Really cool trail close to home. Old foundations, waterfall, beaver pond. And a large balancing rock. Trail marked (white ) after pond.

17 days ago

I walked this yesterday 56* sunny in Maine , that was a treat. Small parking lot. trail well marked( BLUE ). Old foundation and lots of great stonewalls. some of the largest ground ledges I have seen in the area, very cool.

fun trails, cool landmarks. slightly hard to find

This is a nice trail that includes some good views of Clarks Pond even though it is bordered by a mall and highways. A little noisy but a good workout. In winter I saw signs of hikers, fat tire bikes, and cross-country skiers.

This could be a great trail, but it needs work trimming branches to clear the path and better signage in several places.

Nice little walk in the woods

4 months ago

Awesome trail with some good hills!

4 months ago

Very easy trail, but has a story posted throughout the trail, my teen daughter enjoyed reading the historical pieces throughout the trail.

4 months ago

It's an island, so there are river views everywhere, as well as old dam and mill foundations. It's small but partly paved and a pretty spot.

Thank you so much for clarifying Capt, however my second attempt with a friend of mine was just as disappointing as the first. We started the trail behind Big Apple as advised, we walked through some wooded areas out to a clearing and eventually the trail ended at a road. We assumed we would cross the street and find that the path continued next to the brook. No such luck and no visible trail to follow but lots of poison ivy! I think this trail must great for people who know it well but it is not for first timers or people not from the area.

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

Beautiful, but falls were only a trickle (end of September.)

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.

I would not recommend using the AllTrails app for this trail. If you follow the signs to Orris Falls or Big Bump you'll be fine, but if you actually try to follow the map on the app you'll be off-trail trudging through thick woods. I tried several times to course correct and follow the app, which up until this trail has been excellent, but to no avail. I wanted to do the full 8+ miles the app laid out, but it just wasn't possible. Got frustrated and ending up Mt. Agamenticus instead, which was far better.

should be considered easy not moderate. nice trail with a couple views of the pond but well marked and well traveled. bring the bug spray!

Great trail...
Went in the winter so it was very icy and couldn't get through parts but definitely going back this summer!

Easy walk

7 months ago

Fun short hike with some decent elevation changes. Broke a sweat by the end of it.

7 months ago

My daughter and I did and overnight on the Island after kayaking out to it. There are 10 lean-to's in a large field with a nice beach along the river. Nesting eagles, deer all over the wooded trail parts. The place is managed by Maine IF&W. PHONE # 207-547-5322. There is a ranger on duty all the time. Great get away.

Short walk along the beach that has a great view of the ocean, also features a lighthouse, can also see Portland Headlight in the distance.

Quiet, great walk with a dog or on horse back. Falls are pretty cool...almost missed it because of poor trail head marking. Tried fishing, no luck.

Decent walk for the kiddos and the pups. Nice view of the bridge and the fort.

It was a nice clear trail, falls could be heard but not seen. That was disappointing.

on Packard Trail

7 months ago

Very easy hike with a great view of the lake.

Pretty walk, falls difficult to find. Pleasant trail.

Moderate difficulty, poorly marked. Will be back!

Don't blink or you will miss the falls. Don't expect great views. Trail was easy to follow.

Its an easy nice trail.

9 months ago

Don't stop or you'll get eaten alive. cascade loop may be considered hard to follow.

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