This Year-Round Maine Trail Follows The Carrabassett River And Offers Tons Of Uses

Maine’s coastal regions get tons of attention. It often feels like every postcard and photo shared across social media includes the rocky coast and waves. We can’t deny that we have one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in America, but what many people from away don’t realize is that our inland waterways and forests are just as special. Hiking or walking along the many trails located miles from the coast offers a peaceful way to explore and today’s featured trail is a great option!

The Narrow Gauge Pathway can be accessed year-round. Dog are welcome to join in on the fun, but remember to keep them on a leash. Getting to the trailhead requires a short walk from the road. It’s on the east side of Maine Routes 16 and 27. You can see a map here and you can learn more about the trail on Maine Trail Finder and

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If this is a bit too far for you, there are plenty of gorgeous hiking trails all over the state. For more fun take an easy loop trail past some of the prettiest scenery in Maine on Ship Harbor Trail.

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Address: Narrow Gauge Pathway, Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947, USA