Bradbury Mountain State Park, Freeport

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Bradbury Mountain State Park is a publicly owned recreation area in the town of Pownal, Cumberland County, Maine, managed by the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. The state park covers.The park's namesake has been described as a "small, inconspicuous hill, less than 500' high," that despite its size offers panoramic views that make the park one of the more popular ones in the state. The park's multi-use trails, which are used for hiking, snowmobiling and horseback riding, have made it a popular spot for mountain bikers, to whom most trails in the park are open. Hiking is popular during all seasons, including winter. The underlying material of granite and pegmatite is exposed at the summit.HistoryThe park was created in the 1940s as one of Maine's original five state parks after the land was acquired from the Federal government in 1939. The park's borders were extended across Maine Route 9 with the addition of the Knight Woods parcels in the 1990s and 2000s.
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  • Hike to the summit is short but moderately steep! Lot of connected trails around for a great outdoor time  more »
  • The trail is, like, 2 tenths-of-a-mile: a short shady hike through the woods until you get to a rocky outcrop with a pretty view. What's not to love? This is a great mountain for a beginning hiker, or...  more »
  • You can choose a really easy relaxing walk up the mountain or a more challenging version. Its very short and easy to do, with a really nice summit view. Its a great place to enjoy nice weather for a q...  more »
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  • A beautiful state park with plenty of trails for all levels. Some easy and some are pretty hard, but nothing to advanced that's for sure. There are trails for both adults and young children. You do have to pay but it's relatively cheap, seeing how it's a state park and everything. There are out houses, picnic tables, and a outside playground for children to enjoy. Most of the trails are pretty short, 2 miles or less to the peak I would say, I don't remember the exact distance. Either way it's a great little state park to enjoy. It's located about 10 minutes from 295.
  • One of the top rated mountain bike trails in ME. Note there is a small entry charge but it is totally worth it. Trails are in fabulous condition with small bridges to get across wet areas. You can easily do 10 miles with the east side of Hallowell Rd. being mostly flat and the west side being a bit hilly. Great fun for all riders!
  • This place is beautiful, and has many hiking loops, all between .3 and 2.4mi in length. The summit is a really short hike, but the views are amazing. We had it to ourselves. We came too early to see much foliage, but I can imagine in a week or 2 it will be exploding with color! $6 to park! Only complaint is that there aren't more trails!
  • We enjoyed our visit to this state park. We walked the Summit Trail and found a fantastic view. We also hiked the South Ridge Trail and a bit of the Bounday Trail. Adults are $6 but seniors are only $2. That being said, mostly we found obstructed views. Trails were overgrown with roots and there were lots of rocks. It had rained so everything was slick. We had to really watch your step basically all the way.
  • Great little park! Plenty of parking, playground, restrooms. Nicely laid out and maintained trails. Plenty of them, even the most difficult my toddler can navigate with ease. Great view from the top! Excellent for kids, dogs allowed on leash.

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