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Thursday, April 10, 2014

4/10/14 Newport-Dover-Foxcroft Rail-Trail

Yesterday a man we met at City Forest told us there was more snow north of Bangor and he thought this trail was still in good shape. Sunny and 40 when we started with a pretty good breeze but fine once we were in the woods. Even though only about 35 miles north of us we could see the amount of snow increase as we drove. We parked at the Irving and crossed the road to start the trail and soon crossed the river there.

The Piscataquis was still mostly frozen

The trail was in excellent condition- packed snow with no ice- great walking.

A good sized stream we crossed

and a smaller stream

Another shot of the trail that better shows the snow they still have

In some spots there was running water in the ditch beside the trail. Kelley is considering. but the sides are steep and snowy and she wisely passed.

On the other side of the trail, however,  she only had to crawl under some brush

We walked to the 23 mile marker- we had started the other side of the 27 - and turned back. As we neared the start we met a skier with two dogs- the only person we had seen the whole hike. It had been a good day, beautiful weather and surroundings and easy walking. Kelley  seemed to enjoy it too.  3  3/4 hours


  1. Sounds like a very good hike! A lot of snow or no snow -- the way to go

    1. It was a good hike- you are right-one or the other.

  2. Glad you found a nice trail, with water for Kelley too!

    1. Thanks for your comment, Linda- hard to find nice trails this time of year. Kelley is really happy the ice is going away.


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