Thomaston Town Forest
Length: 5.1 miles
Connects to: Oyster River Bog
**TRAIL ALERT** – The Thomaston Town Forest trail is temporarily closed from the Route 1 entrance to the start of the GHP. The Town is working to put up a solar array. Check back here or on Facebook for updates.
The 500-acre Thomaston Town Forest lies to the east of the Oyster River. The trail passes through an area harvested for timber (2011-12), provides excellent views of the Oyster River, and brings you to Split Rock for a close look at this huge glacial erratic.
The trail offers mostly level hiking and mountain biking through mixed hardwood and coniferous woods which provide habitat for a variety of wildlife.
The combination of the Oyster River Bog and Thomaston Town Forest sections of the Georges Highland Path provide a continuous 11-mile hiking and biking experience that connects Route 1 in Thomaston to Route 90 in Rockport. **Please note – the Oyster River bridge is out (summer 2020), so there is NO ACCESS to and from the Route 90 trailhead. We are working on replacing the bridge soon.
Download a printable trail map
Directions to the North and South Trailheads
Parking at the northern end of the trail (Jack Baker Woods lot) is on Beechwood Street in Thomaston. From the Route 1 stoplight in the center of Thomaston, head north on Beechwood Street for two miles. The Jack Baker Woods parking lot is on the left at the Georges Highland Path trailhead sign (see map).
There are two parking areas available at the southern end of the trail. One is at the Thomaston Pollution Control Plant at the end of Booker Street, off Route 1 (see map). The second is at the water tower, along a dirt road off Route 1 across from the Strong Insurance Agency (see map).
The corporate sponsors of the Georges Highland Path are critical to its success. Patronize them and say “thank you!”
Thanks to Enbridge for their support and writing about our public access program on their blog!