Center Hill Nature Trail
The Center Hill Nature Trail is an easy half mile loop and self-guided nature trail in the heart of Mount Blue State Park. Leaving directly from the picnic area, this trail loops through mature soft-wood, oak, and mixed forest stands before returning back to the parking area. Breathtaking views of the Weld region, including Tumbledown, Blueberry, and Jackson Mountains, Mount Blue, and Weld Lake can be seen from several places along the trail including the picnic area and Center Hill Ledges. A brochure available at a kiosk near the trailhead highlights several of the interesting historic, geological, and natural features along the trail making for a unique and informative experience, especially for kids. The picnic area and parking open hours are 9:00 am to sunset. Dogs must be leashed, and owners must clean up after their pets. Pets may not be left unattended.
Mt. Blue State Park
299 Center Hill Road Weld, ME 04285
207-585-2347 (park season) 207-585-2261 (off season)
Mt. Blue State Park
Mt. Blue State Park is Maine’s largest state park, encompassing approximately 8,000 acres in two sections separated by Webb Lake. Here you will find stellar hiking, trail riding, biking, swimming and picnicking in the Western Mountains. During summer months, park staff routinely offers canoe trips, walks, and nature programs. A Nature Center features hands-on exhibits and displays. Mt. Blue is only 20 min. drive from Wilson Lake Inn.
Tumbledown Mt. and Little Jackson
Byron Road Township 6 North of Weld
This trail network in the Weld region of Maine accesses some of the most interesting features and most spectacular views of the Western Mountains Region of Maine. Photo of Tumbledown Pond by Brian Whalen, all rights reserved.
Foothills Land Conservancy
Foothills Land Conservancy is a nonprofit land trust in Wilton, Maine. It has walking trails that are available to the public at the headwaters of Wilson Lake. The site is located on the north side of Pond Road approximately 3 miles from Wilson Lake Inn. A parking area with informational kiosk is on the north side of the road and the trails circumvent several fields on the south side. The trails provide easy hiking for all ages. The area is used by hunters during duck and deer season. Paddling in the marsh and streams of the headwaters is accessible at the head of Wilson Lake in Wilton, Maine.