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Mt Blue State Park

Lakes and Mountains Region

, ME

Directions & trail description
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Location: 14 miles NW from Wilton off Maine Rte 156 in Weld

Length/Configuration: 25 miles shared-use trail system. Combination of single and doubletrack ATV, snowmobile, old carriage trails and unpaved dirt roads. Any number of ride configurations can be created.

Terrain/Surface: Hard-packed multi-use trails are rutted and rocky. Extremely wet and muddy in spots. Rolling terrain with several steep climbs.

Technical Difficulty: Technically varied. Requires a good level of physical fitness and endurance.

Elevation Change: Several steep climbs along the mountain trails.

Multi Use Trails: mountain biking, hiking, canoeing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ATVing.

Caution: These are shared use trails so ride safely and considerately. Pay attention to trail signs which warn of other hazards such as road crossings. Avoid using trails in early spring.

 

 

 

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Directions:
14 miles NW from Wilton off Maine Rte 156 in Weld.

 

General Description:

Mt Blue State Park is one of Maine's largest parks encompassing about 8,021 acres. Located in the mountainous region of western Maine, it is known for it's panoramic views of the Tumbledown Mountain Range, the refreshing seven-mile long Webb Lake, and miles of recreation trails.

The Center Hill Area of the Park provides a scenic picnic spot and access to nature trails and the popular Mt Blue State Park shared use trail system open to hikers, mountain bikers, ATV and horseback riders. The sweeping mountain vistas of Tumbledown, Little Jackson and Mount Blue along the trails make this a great place to go mountain biking, especially during the fall foliage season.

Park facilities include a popular camping area and beach at Webb Lake. After your ride, relax and take a swim in the clear waters and relax on the sand shores of Webb Beach. There is a roped-in swimming area for safety, a bathouse with changing facilities, hot showers, a boat launch and canoe rentals.

A Nature Center provides hands-on exhibits and displays. Evening programs for campers take place in the park's 350 seat amphitheater. Everyone will enjoy calling for night owls during ranger guided night walks, panning for gold or canoeing on Webb Lake.

The park is a sanctuary for wildlife including common grey and red squirrels, the elusive black bear, coyote, fox and endangered Peregrine falcons and bald eagles. Moose sightings are more common during the summer months in swampy, boggy areas.

 

Trail Decription:

A 25-mile shared-use trail system leaves from park headquarters. During the summer, the trails see a lot of off-road ATV vehicle use so they are very rutted, and rocky with loose gravel sections. Did I mention roots? It can also get extremely muddy and wet in spots.

The trails are basically well-marked and numbered at regular intervals. You can create any number of ride configurations to fit your level of ability. The terrain is hilly and most of the routes have technically challenging sections. Mt. Blue Road makes for an easier, less challenging ride along a dirt road that climbs to a scenic overlook. More advanced riders will like the Little Blue Mountain Trail heading towards Little Blue Mountain.

 

Note: Mt. Blue's main hiking trail (hiking only) begins 3 1/2 miles beyond the Center Hill picnic area. The trail travels 1 1/2 miles to the 3,187 foot summit.

 

 

For more information:

Mt Blue State Park:
299 Center Hill Rd
Weld, ME 04285

Phone: (Park Season) (207) 585-2347 (Off-Season) (207) 585-2261
Website: Mt. Blue State Park

 

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