Welcome to the Penquis Nature Center trail systems. There are three sets of trails. These trails traverse the varied habitat of the area, giving a brief look at some of the more important plants and animals found here. We are sure we don’t have to tell you not to leave cyber-trash along the cyber-trails, but would like to remind you that there is no virtual swimming in the virtual beaver pond. It upsets the virtual beavers. Of course, during the winter the prohibition is unnecessary. You’d need a cyber-ice auger to even get your cyber feet wet.
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- The Ridge Trails run throughout the uplands.
- The Bog Trails go through the lowlands along creek, marsh, and by the beaver pond.
- The Mountains to Marsh Trails link both general habitats.
- Or you could try a night walk!
All trails in all habitats have both short and long loops.
The Ridge Trails
The Ridge Trails consist of two trails that take about half an hour to follow with shorter loops that take 10 to 15 minutes. Each of these trails can be visited in summer, winter, spring, or fall — or that will be possible when the site is complete. Choose the trail and the season.
Granite Hills Trail
- Granite Hills Trail, winter visit
- Granite Hills Trail, spring visit
- Granite Hills Trail, summer visit
- Granite Hills Trail, fall visit
Windy Ridge Trail
- Windy Ridge Trail, winter visit
- Windy Ridge Trail, spring visit
- Windy Ridge Trail, summer visit
- Windy Ridge Trail, fall visit
The Bog Trails system includes two trails with both short and long loops.
Beaver Pond Trail
- Beaver Pond Trail, winter visit
- Beaver Pond Trail, spring visit
- Beaver Pond Trail, summer visit
- Beaver Pond Trail, fall visit
Up The Creek Trail
Mountains to Marsh Trail
- Mountains to Marsh Trail, winter visit
- Mountains to Marsh Trail, spring visit
- Mountains to Marsh Trail, summer visit
- Mountains to Marsh Trail, fall visit
Our thanks to those who have provided the nature sounds for these pages
The sound files are their property and are copyright by them. Source is shown by abbreviation after the file. All sounds not so labled are property of MIST Software Associates.
- MIST – Marty Michener, MIST Software Associates,
- WK – Walter Knapp,
- DVG – Doug Von Gausig copyrighted 2003.