Hiking the Veazie Railroad Bed

The Veazie Railroad Bed is a multiuse trail that runs from Orono to Bangor and connects the Caribou Bog Conservation Area, Bangor City Forest, the North Penjajawoc Forest, the Northeast Penjajawoc Preserve and the Walden Parke Preserve.  It follows the rail bed of the former Bangor, Old Town and Milford Railroad (also known as the Old Veazie Railroad), which operated from 1836 to 1869 transporting passengers and cut wood from Milford to Bangor. 

There is roadside parking on Taylor Road near the intersection with Forest Avenue.  I was able to hike in a little over 3 miles before coming to a section of trail marked private property (were it not for this section of private property, the trail would also connect to Essex Woods).  The trail, although flat and straight, provides nice views of several wetlands and forested areas. The trail was dry today and well-trimmed (in the summer the grass on the trail can grow quite tall and harbor ticks). 

Here is a map of my hike.


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