Witherle Woods in Castine

Today my son and I hiked Witherle Woods in Castine.  It was a balmy 34 degrees and sunny.  We went slightly under 2 miles from the parking lot to Blockhouse Point and then back along the Indian Trail.

In addition to being a beautiful place to hike, the park also has historical significance, as it was used by the British in both the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. 

We were able to find a spot in the small parking lot.  We had brought snowshoes but found the snow on the trails to be packed down hard so didn't need to use them.

The views from Blockhouse Point and the Indian Trail were beautiful.   The trail down to Blockhouse Point was wide and clear and could be cross-country skied.  The Indian Trail was narrow.  The trails were well-marked, easy to follow and there were frequent maps throughout the park.  They were mostly flat except for a short climb up the Indian Trail.

We also stopped at Dyce Point Lighthouse, the Maine Maritime Academy and the Castine Post Office. (Castine has the oldest continuously operating post office in the United States.  My son is a big fan of the USPS!)

Here is the Witherle Woods Trail Map.

 View from Blockhouse Point
 Views from the Indian Trail
 Indian Trail

Trail we took heading to Blockhouse Point


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