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Summerhaven Use Area
Kennebec & Moose River Valley Region

Directions & Trail Description

Location: Five miles north of Augusta

Length/Configuration: 7 mile loop. Option to do some side trails that branch off the main loop.

Terrain/Surface: Woods trails, open areas, rolling terrain, several gravel pits and some sandy sections.

Technical Difficulty: Advanced beginner/ Moderate. Some short steep hills.

Elevation Change: A few short steep hills.

Caution: Trails closed during mud season. Watch out for road crossings. These are multi-use trails so expect other traffic, especially four-wheelers. It is your responsibility to ride safely and considerately.

 

 

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Summerhaven Multiple Use Area Trail Map

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Directions: Five miles north of Augusta

 

General Description:

Located in North Augusta, the Summerhaven Use Area (ATV trail) features a 7 mile loop around Tyler pond. The Tyler pond area is part of The Belgrade Esker and Kettle Complex formed when glaciers covered much of the north, and in the process of melting, deposited sand and gravel in long sinuous ridges.

 

The Trails:

The trail is maintained by The Maine Bureau of Parks and Recreation and is one of several trail systems where the state has agreements with the private landowners for ATV use.

The best time to ride here is late May through October. (The trail is closed during mud season in early spring). You'll find the trailhead at Sumerhaven Road. Start your ride from the parking lot. The main trail follows a combination of single and double track trails that wind through woods and across two gravel pits. It's difficult to get lost here and you shouldn't have much trouble finding your way around the loop. Follow the yellow arrow signs, bearing mostly to the left, and stay on the trails marked by the ATV trail signs (a white sign with a person-riding a four-wheeler).

You have the option of exploring the side trails that branch off the loop. A nice spot to end your ride is at Tyler Pond. There is a picnic area there.

 

Note: All trails are seasonal use from late spring to fall. All trails are generally closed during mud season. Wooded trails may be closed for safety or maintenance reasons without prior notice. Some areas may have wood harvesting operations in progress so please take notice of sign postings. Remember you will meet trucks and cars and ATV's on Shared Use Roads. Always stay single file, to the right, and yield to all cars, trucks, and commercial vehicles.

 

For more information:

Department of Conservation:
Bureau of Parks and Lands
ORV Division/ATV Program
22 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333

Park Season - Phone: (207) 287-4958

 

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