Knight Pond

Northport, Maine 04849

Knight Pond

Knight Pond Professional Review and Guide

"Knight Pond is nestled in a quiet valley between Ducktrap Mountain and rolling hills to the north. The hike leads along the shore to a rocky point covered with mature white pines. You then hike back through the woods on the shoulder of Ducktrap Mountain to the trail system of the Point Lookout Resort. There is a small sand beach near the trailhead.

Knight’s Pond Road ends at a boat ramp. To the right of the
boat ramp is a small sand beach at the end of Knight Pond. To the left, a trail leads along the south shore of the pond to a pine-covered point. You can walk out onto the bedrock and see Ducktrap Mountain rising to the south across a swampy bay full of lily pads. Across the lake, wooded hills roll down to the pond’s shore. Open patches with barns and farmhouses dot the hills. Dragonflies buzz around and frogs croak among the lily pads."

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"As with so many other excellent birding sites described in this book, Knight Pond is well known to a handful of local birders and virtually unknown to others. It is worth taking your time as you drive down the nearly 2-mile-long dirt road leading to the pond. Various points along the oak-lined road allow for vehicles to pull off and park. Beginning on the Knight Pond Road, look for Cedar Waxwing feeding on wild berries.

This is a good spot to see migrating spring warblers. As the road makes the transition from reverting farmland to mature forest, look and listen for Northern Cardinal. Pileated and other woodpeckers are seen here, as are Ruffed Grouse and American Woodcock. Knight Pond is a breeding site for Canada Goose, Common Loon, and a number of ducks. Osprey glide over the pond, seeking bass and pickerel."

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Trail Information

Northport
Nearby City
1.5
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
1-2 hours
Duration
May–Oct
Season

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Oct 2018