Bradbury Mountain State Park, Freeport

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Bradbury Mountain State Park is a public recreation area in the town of Pownal, Cumberland County, Maine, managed by the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. The state park covers.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.GeologyThe 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 underlying material of granite and pegmatite is exposed at the summit.Activities and amenitiesThe park's multi-use trails are used for hiking, snowmobiling and horseback riding. Most trails in the park are to open mountain bikers. Hiking is popular during all seasons, including winter.
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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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  • Great little hike to the top of the mountain not a big summit sort easy for anyone. awesome view of Portland anytime, Sunrise was beautiful. Right off the highway so convenient for anyone passing through. Good place to blaze up.
  • Nice park, close to the city. Not a challenging hike or particularly remarkable (other than the view of the ocean from the top) but great opportunity to get out into nature. Would be 5 stars if the entry price was less steep
  • 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.
  • So much fun for the walker, hiker, mountain biker, horseback rider, bird watcher and general outdoor enthusiast. You can camp or day use. Great for groups.
  • This is a great trail for any sunny day. The walk around the park was just amazing.
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