Branch Lake Public Forest

Ellsworth, Maine

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Acquired by the city of Ellsworth from the Mary C. Fenn Trust in 2010, Branch Lake Public Forest is a 240-acre property on the lake’s southeast shore. A 4-mile trail network provides access to a wooded interior and the scenic shoreline of big, beautiful Branch Lake, which is Ellsworth’s sole drinking water supply and drains into the Union River and Blue Hill Bay, a nationally significant estuary. Enjoy quiet walking through mature spruce and pines and along the undeveloped lower shores of Branch Lake, an important local source of high-quality drinking water.
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)

Acquired by the city of Ellsworth from the Mary C. Fenn Trust in 2010, Branch Lake Public Forest is a 240-acre property on the lake’s southeast shore. A 4-mile trail network provides access to a wooded interior and the scenic shoreline of big, beautiful Branch Lake, which is Ellsworth’s sole drinking water supply and drains into the Union River and Blue Hill Bay, a nationally significant estuary.

Enjoy quiet walking through mature spruce and pines and along
the undeveloped lower shores of Branch Lake, an important local source of high-quality drinking water.

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

Activity Type: Hiking, Snowshoeing
Nearby City: Ellsworth
Distance: 2.7
Elevation Gain: 160 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1.5 hours
Season: City of Ellsworth Planning Department (ellsworthmaine.gov, 207-669-2563). Frenchman Bay Conservancy (frenchmanbay.org, 207-422-2328)
Additional Use: Skiing
Accessibility: Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Local Maps: USGS Branch Lake; Maine Atlas and Gazetteer, Map 23 (DeLorme); Branch Lake Public Forest Trails Map (city of Ellsworth)
Driving Directions: Directions to Branch Lake Public Forest

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