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This is a 3-mile route from Bethel to the trails at Valentine Farm.


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2.9

Miles

4.6

KM

Point to Point

732' 223 m

High

639' 195 m

Low

219' 67 m

Up

187' 57 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

24%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Fishing · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Overview

The easy grades and views over the Androscoggin River make this a great trail for an outing.

Description

This trail starts from Davis Park and heads westward, along a paved path, past the skate park. It travels along the southern shore of the river towards a parking area. Here, the trail turns northward and crosses over the river on a footbridge. The trail continues towards the Bethel Campground, then loops around southward. The trail turns right and follows the northern shore of the Androscoggin River. Watch out for Poison Ivy along the edge of the trail here.

It loops around a waterpark and reaches a map kiosk for this route. It crosses over North Road and follows a gravel path to the left. Follow the road west towards the airport, then turn right at the gravel path. The path stays along the perimeter of the airport, then parallels North Road. It crosses over North Road into the Valentine Farm trail system. Follow the outer portions of East Loop, then the East - West Connector. This route ends at the parking lot after completing the West Loop.

You'll need to set up a shuttle at each end for this one!

Flora & Fauna

Flora: Japanese Knotweed, Bindweed, Poison Ivy.

History & Background

There's some old farm equipment in the West Loop, so this may have been part of a farm.

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David Smith

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An old barn, along the pathway.
Dec 1, 2021 near Bethel, ME
A piece of old farm equipment along the West Loop.
Dec 1, 2021 near Bethel, ME

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