Waldo Avenue / Route 137,
Hiking, Birding, Cross County Skiing
0.7 mi one way. Dirt footpath, 260' elevation gain, medium
DYNAMIC WETLAND ECOSYSTEM, ROCKY LEDGES, HORNBEAM TREES Our first preserve in the town of Knox, this preserve protects a remarkable wetland at the Headwaters of the Marsh Stream, which flows from Frye Mountain to the lower Penobscot River. The trail follows a dry woods road for 0.3 miles, skirting the edge of the impressive wetland and pond system, before crossing a beaver dammed stream, and climbing the forests on the steep eastern slope. Views of the wetland and a lookout towards Frye Mountain (best in the fall or winter) await visitors.
Best for birding, hiking, XC skiing
From Belfast, take Main Street west and turn right onto Waldo Avenue / Route 137. Continue 10.4 miles (passing the 131 intersection) to the trailhead on the right. Park only in the designated lot and not along the driveway.
Conserved in 2021 with support from North American Wetlands Conservation Act program and land donations from Mathew Wagner and Caitlin Hut, and Allie smith and David Wessels.