Location: New Gloucester, Maine
Parking: Plenty of spots along the road at the start of the trail.
Family Friendly: Yes
A 1.7 mile trail loop along a stream that ends at a waterfall? Oh, and a 1947 Plymouth along the route? Sign me up.
We explored on a cold January afternoon. I can't imagine what this would look like on a beautiful summer day - we shall be back. It's a moderate walk/hike that is both dog and kiddo friendly, and there is plenty to keep the little ones entertained. We threw rocks along the frozen stream and marveled at them gliding across the ice and sat for a few (welcomed) peaceful moments at the waterfall that came crashing down amongst the icicles that had formed. The trail is filled with a mix of hemlock, pine and beech and it's remarkably quiet. It's an excellent place to catch your breath and reflect.
And when the land was donated - so was the 1947 Plymouth parked towards the beginning of the trail. What an exciting find for a 4 year old. And let's be honest, her parents too.