Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge

Baring, Maine

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A structured hike on trails in a wildlife refuge through upland terrain. Moosehorn is the only refuge in the nation specifically managed for American woodcocks. The Woodcock Trail, a descriptive nature walk recommended for those who are physically challenged, shows the detailed management techniques employed in studying these birds. Visitors are invited to participate in woodcock and waterfowl banding operations. Check the schedules ahead of time to coordinate your trip with a banding operation. Moosehorn also is home to nesting bald eagles, which can be observed at Magurrewock Marsh or around Dennys Bay. The 50 miles of roads and trails at Moosehorn are closed to motor vehicles but open to hikers, skiers, and snowmobilers. Fishermen may try the streams and ponds at the refuge. A boat landing is provided at Bearce Lake, and there is a barrier-free fishing access at the Baring unit. General location: Between Calais and Woodland in northern Washington County.
Hiking Maine

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Hiking Maine

by Tom Seymour (Falcon Guides)

A structured hike on trails in a wildlife refuge through upland terrain. Moosehorn is the only refuge in the nation specifically managed for American woodcocks. The Woodcock Trail, a descriptive nature walk recommended for those who are physically challenged, shows the detailed management techniques employed in studying these birds.

Visitors are invited to participate in woodcock and waterfowl banding operations. Check the schedules ahead of time to coordinate your trip with a banding operation. Moosehorn also is home to nesting bald eagles, which can be observed at Magurrewock Marsh or around Dennys Bay. The 50 miles of roads and trails at Moosehorn are closed to motor vehicles but open to hikers, skiers, and snowmobilers. Fishermen may try the streams and ponds at the refuge. A boat landing is provided at Bearce Lake, and there is a barrier-free fishing access at the Baring unit. General location: Between Calais and Woodland in northern Washington County.

©  Tom Seymour/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Baring
Distance: 1.9
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Season: Year-round, but spring and fall are the best times to observe most wildlife species.
Local Contacts: Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge, (207) 454-7161
Local Maps: Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge map and DeLorme's The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer
Driving Directions: Directions to Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge

Recent Trail Reviews

6/24/2005
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Unfortunately, hunting is allowed in the area and our hike was cut shorter than the short trail already was, due to hunting season. Down the road, though, are the eagle nests. Spent many hours watching them soar over the boggy and river areas.



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