Bethel PathwayBethel Pathway

Bethel Pathway - EASY

This flat, hard-surfaced, 2.5 mile path is right in the village. It goes along the Androscoggin River and across the beautiful Gateway property owned by the Land Trust. It is maintained by the Town of Bethel and has spectacular views northward to Old Speck, the Baldpates, and Puzzle Mountain. It is handicapped-accessible and has two geocaches hidden near it. Click on the photo for the map and info.


Step Falls - MODERATEStep Falls

Step Falls - MODERATE

On MLT’s newest preserve, this trail goes up Wight Brook along the falls for approximately half a mile. There are numerous flat rocks along the way to have picnics and waterslides for playing in the brook. Please respect the landowners on both sides of the property and stay on the marked trail. Please note that with the beautiful weather this summer, there may be a shortage of space in the parking lot on peak days.  Due to safety concerns, parking is not permitted along the road sides.  You may want to travel north to Screw Auger Falls in Grafton Notch State Park and see if on your return trip you will find parking. 

Black and White Trail - MODERATE/ADVANCEDBlack and White Trail

Black and White Trail - MODERATE/ADVANCED

This newly-constructed trail branches off the main trail on Rumford Whitecap, circles below the summit, and continues on Land Trust property over to the summit of Black Mountain and then down to the parking lot of the ski lodge.
It is listed on Maine Trailfinder. 


Rumford Whitecap - MODERATE/ADVANCEDRumford Whitecap

Rumford Whitecap - MODERATE/ADVANCED

A network of trails reaches the bald summit of Rumford Whitecap, popular with hikers, snowshoers, and even backcountry skiers as a four-season destination. Famous for its blueberries, Whitecap also attracts picnickers and wildlife observers. Two geocaches can be found on Rumford Whitecap. Click on the photo for the map and info.

Maggie's Nature Park - MODERATEMaggie's Nature Park

Maggie’s Nature Park - MODERATE

Located in Greenwood with views of North Pond, South Pond, and Twitchell Pond, this preserve, donated by Maggie Ring, has a lovely network of trails totaling 3.2 miles. Mostly wooded, the trails have several outlooks with impressive views. Two geocaches are located on Maggie’s trails.Click on the photo for the map and info.
Puzzle Mountain - ADVANCEDPuzzle Mountain

Stewart Family Preserve: Puzzle Mountain - ADVANCED

Part of the Grafton Loop Trail, this strenuous hike is partly on the Stewart Family Preserve owned by the Mahoosuc Land Trust. There are spectacular views, first from ledges below the summit, then from several places on the summit. The new Woodsum Loop is a challenging high-altitude loop off the main trail. Total hike of 8.6 miles includes the loop. There is one geocache on the Trail. Click on the photo for the map and info.
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