Cranberry Pond

Millinocket, Maine

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Cranberry Pond is a beautiful little pond ringed by a dense mat of sphagnum moss and cranberries. Bog plants such as pitcher plants are common. The trail to the pond passes through a hardwood forest with a varied understory. You pass Rocky Pond near the trailhead. The hike can be extended to include Togue Pond, some interesting wetlands, and a stand of mature red pines. Cranberry Pond is a small, roundish pond rimmed by rafts of thick sphagnum moss and cranberries. Pitcher plants and other bog denizens are common. A short board-walk leads across marshy ground to the edge of the pond. The hike begins across the Tote Road from the Kettle Pond Trailhead. You descend to the shore of Rocky Pond. The trail passes through a hardwood forest with varied understory. A good hike for spring wildflowers. In no time, you reach the boardwalk that heads out to Cranberry Pond.
Hiking Maine's Baxter State Park

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Hiking Maine's Baxter State Park

by Greg Westrich (Falcon Guides)

Cranberry Pond is a beautiful little pond ringed by a dense mat of sphagnum moss and cranberries. Bog plants such as pitcher plants are common. The trail to the pond passes through a hardwood forest with a varied understory. You pass Rocky Pond near the trailhead. The hike can be extended to include Togue Pond, some interesting wetlands, and a stand of mature red pines.

Cranberry Pond is a small, roundish pond rimmed by rafts of thick sphagnum moss and cranberries. Pitcher plants and other bog denizens are common. A short board-walk leads across marshy ground to the edge of the pond. The hike begins across the Tote Road from the Kettle Pond Trailhead. You descend to the shore of Rocky Pond. The trail passes through a hardwood forest with varied understory. A good hike for spring wildflowers. In no time, you reach the boardwalk that heads out to Cranberry Pond.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Millinocket
Distance: 1.2
Elevation Gain: 172 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1 hour
Season: Year-round
Local Maps: DeLorme’s The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 50; Abol Pond; Baxter State Park.
Driving Directions: Directions to Cranberry Pond

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