Northern Headwaters Trail

Montville, Maine

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Hike along old stone walls amid a pleasant mix of forestlands to the headwaters of the Sheepscot River and the start of its 58-mile journey to the sea. Since 1991, Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance (SWLA) has been working to preserve ecologically significant lands in the watershed of the Upper Sheepscot River. To date, more than 1,500 acres have been protected through outright purchase and conservation easements. These conserved lands include pleasant forests and open fields, winding streams and scenic marshes, and the high points of Whitten Hill and Goose Ridge. This walk combines a short section of Whitten Hill Trail with Northern Headwaters Trail for a fine loop through the hill country of northwest Montville, where the headwaters of the Sheepscot River is located
AMC's Best Day Hikes Along the Maine Coast

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AMC's Best Day Hikes Along the Maine Coast

by Carey Michael Kish (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

Hike along old stone walls amid a pleasant mix of forestlands to the headwaters of the Sheepscot River and the start of its 58-mile journey to the sea. Since 1991, Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance (SWLA) has been working to preserve ecologically significant lands in the watershed of the Upper Sheepscot River. To date, more than 1,500 acres have been protected through outright purchase and conservation easements.

These conserved lands include pleasant forests and open fields, winding streams and scenic marshes, and the high points of Whitten Hill and Goose Ridge. This walk combines a short section of Whitten Hill Trail with Northern Headwaters Trail for a fine loop through the hill country of northwest Montville, where the headwaters of the Sheepscot River is located

© 2015 Carey Michael Kish/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking, Snowshoeing
Nearby City: Montville
Distance: 3.8
Elevation Gain: 480 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 2.5 hours
Additional Use: Skiing
Accessibility: Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance (swlamaine.org; 207-589-3230)
Local Maps: USGS Liberty; Maine Atlas and Gazetteer, Map 14 (DeLorme); Sheepscot Headwaters Trail Network (Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance)
Driving Directions: Directions to Northern Headwaters Trail

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