Amherst Mountain Community Forest

Bangor, Maine

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Fragrant forests of spruce and fir, lush green mosses, and granite ledges characterize this loop hike to the remote environs of Ducktail and Partridge ponds. The Amherst Mountains Community Forest is a 4,974-acre tract of rugged forestland encompassing six remote ponds, miles of streams, significant wetlands, and a jumble of granite ledges, hills, and mountains. This route through the best of the forest’s backcountry visits two remote ponds on a scenic loop that combines Ducktail Pond and Partridge Pond trails.
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)

Fragrant forests of spruce and fir, lush green mosses, and granite ledges characterize this loop hike to the remote environs of Ducktail and Partridge ponds.

The Amherst Mountains Community Forest is a 4,974-acre tract of rugged forestland encompassing six remote ponds, miles of streams, significant wetlands, and a jumble of granite ledges, hills, and mountains. This route through the best of the forest’s backcountry visits two remote ponds on a scenic loop
that combines Ducktail Pond and Partridge Pond trails.

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

Activity Type: Hiking, Snowshoeing
Nearby City: Bangor
Distance: 3.2
Elevation Gain: 430 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 2 hours
Season: Year-round
Additional Use: Skiing
Accessibility: Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: Amherst Mountains Community Forest (parksandlands.com; 207-941-4122). Forest Society of Maine (fsmaine.org, 207-945-9200)
Local Maps: USGS Hopkins Pond; Maine Atlas and Gazetteer, Map 24 (DeLorme)
Driving Directions: Directions to Amherst Mountain Community Forest

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