Since today was Easter, it was lightly raining, and we had only a limited amount of time to hike, we chose to explore this park. I'm glad that we did, as it was a very enjoyable hike with great views of the river. We enjoyed watching the cormorants fishing and swimming, and also spotted a red tailed hawk near the parking lot.
The trail itself was in good condition despite rains yesterday and today, with only one short stretch of mud. There is a portion of the trail that requires crossing a very small stream over rocks.
We hiked up to the Penobscot Salmon Club buildings, and then headed back, arriving back in the parking lot just as the rain began to pick up. In total we hiked around 1.4 miles with a total climb of around 300 feet. We could have continued further upriver but given our time restrictions and the weather opted for a shorter hike today.
Here is a link to the trail map.
|The trail runs along the river and although not marked, its not difficult to follow for the most part.|
|There are some small climbs as the trail meanders up and down along the river.|
|View of the river.|
|View of the woods next to the trail.|
|View of Bangor Water Works.|
|The stream crossing on the trail.|