Ridge Trail

Freeport, Maine

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The Maine Audubon Society’s Mast Landing Sanctuary has about 3.0 miles of trails through forest and fields, just 2.0 miles from downtown Freeport. The trails, which are largely in the cover of the woods, are easy to follow and are good spots for beginning snowshoers or those seeking to make a break from the day’s shopping. The Ridge Trail is the longest path through the sanctuary, looping through the property with a little help from a service road. The 1.6-mile circuit leaves from the parking area heading northwest and enters the woods. The Orchard Trail soon enters from the right, but continue on the Ridge Trail and pass through the pines and an old orchard. Forest gives way to field and eventually you pass evidence of days gone by—a stone wall. Just on the other side of the wall is the Link Trail, which provides passage to the 0.5-mile Deer Run Trail. After the stone wall, the trail rises up gradually on a ridge surrounded by evergreens.
Winter Trails: Maine

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by Marty Basch (The Globe Pequot Press)

The Maine Audubon Society’s Mast Landing Sanctuary has about 3.0 miles of trails through forest and fields, just 2.0 miles from downtown Freeport. The trails, which are largely in the cover of the woods, are easy to follow and are good spots for beginning snowshoers or those seeking to make a break from the day’s shopping.

The Ridge Trail is the longest path through the sanctuary, looping through the property with a little help from a service road. The 1.6-mile circuit leaves from the parking area heading northwest and enters the woods. The Orchard Trail soon enters from the right, but continue on the Ridge Trail and pass through the pines and an old orchard. Forest gives way to field and eventually you pass evidence of days gone by—a stone wall. Just on the other side of the wall is the Link Trail, which provides passage to the 0.5-mile Deer Run Trail. After the stone wall, the trail rises up gradually on a ridge surrounded by evergreens.

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Activity Type: Snowshoeing
Nearby City: Freeport
Distance: 1.6
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 2 hours
Trailhead Elevation: 90 feet
Top Elevation: feet
Local Contacts: Maine Audubon Society Mast Landing Sanctuary
Driving Directions: Directions to Ridge Trail

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