Wiggly Bridge Trail

York, Maine 3909

Wiggly Bridge Trail

Wiggly Bridge Trail Professional Review and Guide

"A short urban trail on a peninsula between York Harbor and a tide pond accessed by “the world’s smallest suspension bridge.” This tidal millpond was created by a dam in 1726.

Nineteen citizens of York organized and built the dam to run lumber and gristmills by an ingenious underwater waterwheel system. Special Features: world’s smallest pedestrian suspension bridge, views of Barrells Mill Pond and York Harbor, and rhododendron grove."

Wiggly Bridge Trail Reviews

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This easy, short walk along the York Harbor has such beautiful scenery. To access the bridge use the main road through the village of York or by the Fishermans Walk trail along the harbor. The kids really loved running across the path over the water and the small suspension bridge, which is truly wiggly. It wiggles more if there is more weight on it or, in my case, if kids are jumping up and down like crazy. They had fun bouncing around on it. It is a very cute little bridge. The water is so clear you can usually see all the way to the bottom, maybe even some fish, jellyfish, or small crabs crawling around. On the other side of the bridge you will come to a lovely peaceful, wooded trail system. This is also a great place for kayaking, canoeing, picnicking, fishing, boating and swimming. I have kayaked here and the water is fairly shallow before you approach the wiggly bridge, but it can get a little rough thereafter. Explore the Stedman Woods loop hiking trail that is on the other side of the Wiggly Bridge. The other side of the Wiggly Bridge provides a view of Barrells Millpond, which is another body of water of pristine beauty. Parking is a serious challenge here, though.

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Trail Information

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Trail Type
Skill Level
30 - 45 minutes
Best spring through fall
Steedman Woods
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Jul 2018