Dwelley Pond Trail

Baxter State Park, Maine

Elevation Gain855ft
Trailhead Elevation1,504ft
Elevation Min/Max1182/1578ft
Elevation Start/End1504/1504ft

Dwelley Pond Trail

Dwelley Pond Trail is a hiking trail in Piscataquis County, Maine. It is within Baxter State Park. It is 5.2 miles long and begins at 1,504 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 10.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 855 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking. The Dwelley Pond Picnic Area picnic site can be seen along the trail.

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Hiking Maine's Baxter State Park (Falcon Guides)
Greg Westrich
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"Dwelley Pond is a marsh-fringed pond among rounded, forestcovered mountains. It’s a good place to see moose and enjoy some North Woods solitude. The hike follows the old McCarty Road, passing the remaining open ?elds at the site of the old logging camp. The entire hike offers good wildlife-viewing opportunities. Northwest Baxter State Park is an area of remote valleys and low, wooded mountains. Along the South Branch of Trout Brook, in the Nineteenth Century, was a logging depot and a farm called McCarty. The Dwelley Pond Trail follows an old roadbed to the McCarty site. Two sets of benches are along the trail for hikers to sit and watch the open fields. Butterflies and birds go about their business."

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Baxter State Park
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Baxter State Park
DeLorme’s The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 50; Nesowadnehunk Lake; Baxter State Park.
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