Brooks Esker to Halfmoon Pond

Belfast, Maine 4915

Brooks Esker to Halfmoon Pond

Brooks Esker to Halfmoon Pond Professional Review and Guide

"A hike that begins at the end of a 0.6-mile-long esker and goes around a small lake, up a hill to a remote mountain pond, and back. The drive in to the trailhead takes you the entire length of an esker, a narrow ridge of sand and gravel formed during the last glacial period.

After completing the main hike, you can explore the esker, noting its steepness and sandy deposits. Halfmoon Pond is specially managed for brook trout. Carry a fishing rod if you come here in May or June, being sure to check current fishing regulations. General location: Northwest of Belfast in Waldo County."

Brooks Esker to Halfmoon Pond Reviews

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the dirt road to the trailhead, the one with the shack on the right, is rough but doable with a sturdy normal car. 4 wheel drive not necessary but be careful. The trail to head of the first pond is easy. Past that, it is not completely clear which trail to take to get to the second pond, partly because there are so many timber trails and cut trees, but with a compass it is easy to make one's way to the pond. I think that this area would be good for x-c skiing or snowshoeing in winter.

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May through October.
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, (207) 657-4977
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Jul 2018