Machias River Heritage Trail

Machias, Maine 04654

Machias River Heritage Trail

Machias River Heritage Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Meander along a wild and free-flowing stretch of the Machias River, then loop back to the start via the Downeast Sunrise Trail, a converted rail-to-trail.

The Machias River Preserve is part of the Two Rivers Conservation Area, a community conservation project that protects 1,000 acres and 5.5 miles of river frontage on two properties, the other being Middle River Park on the Middle River just north of where it joins the Machias River on the east side of the town of Machias."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
145 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
2.5 hours
Year-round from dawn to dusk. Note: The trail is closed during periods of high water, such as spring runoff or after heavy rains. High water effectively blocks portions of the trail along the river.
Additional Use
Downeast Coastal Conservancy (, 207-255-4500)
Local Contacts
USGS Machias, Whitneyville; Maine Atlas and Gazetteer, Map 26 (DeLorme); Machias River Preserve Hiking Trails (Downeast Coastal Conservancy)
Local Maps

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Dec 2018