Machias River Heritage Trail

Machias, Maine

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Meander along a wild and free-flowing stretch of the Machias River, then loop back to the start via the Downeast Sunrise Trail, a converted rail-to-trail.
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)

Meander along a wild and free-flowing stretch of the Machias River, then loop back to the start via the Downeast Sunrise Trail, a converted rail-to-trail.

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

Activity Type: Hiking, Snowshoeing
Nearby City: Machias
Length: 4.5
Elevation Gain: 145 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 2.5 hours
Season: Year-round from dawn to dusk. Note: The trail is closed during periods of high water, such as spring runoff or after heavy rains. High water effectively blocks portions of the trail along the river.
Additional Use: Skiing
Accessibility: Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: Downeast Coastal Conservancy (downeastcoastalconservancy.org, 207-255-4500)
Local Maps: USGS Machias, Whitneyville; Maine Atlas and Gazetteer, Map 26 (DeLorme); Machias River Preserve Hiking Trails (Downeast Coastal Conservancy)
Topo Map: Machias River Heritage Trail Topographic Map
Guide Book: AMC's Best Day Hikes Along the Maine Coast Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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