Posts Categorized: Georges Highland Path

Thomaston Village

The Thomaston Village Trail is the first “urban” section of our Georges Highland Path. It is a pleasant three-mile sidewalk excursion through the town village and along its waterfront. The trail begins at the Thomaston Green, site of the former state prison, where it provides sweeping views of the St. George River from high above the shoreline. The St. George River clamflats, hailed as the most productive in the state, are visible at several points along this stretch of the trail.

Jones Brook Area

The Jones Brook area includes three connected trails on the upper St. George peninsula: Town Forest Trail The ¾-mile Town Forest Trail is a loop trail that takes visitors through an area dominated by white cedar, balsam fir and spruce, as well as along an alder thicket that borders the… Read more

Ridge to River

  The Ridge to River Trail in Searsmont connects our Gibson Preserve to the Canal Path via a five-mile footpath with significant stretches along the Georges River and fantastic views of the river valley as seen from the top of Appleton Ridge. This trail does have some strenuous sections, particularly… Read more

Canal Path

Canal Path is a 3-mile trail in Searsmont that traces a section of the historic Georges River Canal dating to the late 1700’s. There are interpretive displays along the trail describing the aspects of the canal system that are still visible today. The trail also features a self-guided tour of… Read more