ANDROSCOGGIN RIVER PATH:
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Last Updated: July 14, 2020
Length: Androscoggin Riverwalk; 1.4 mile Loop
Androscoggin River Path; 2.7 miles
Difficulty: Androscoggin Riverwalk; Easy. Flat paved trail with a slight hill.
Androscoggin River Path; Easy. Flat paved trail.
To Start from the Swinging Bridge Park parking lot in Brunswick; From I-295 take exit 28 to Route 1 north. Travel 1.5 miles to Swinging Bridge Park on your left.
To Start from the Grover Lane parking lot in Brunswick; From Route 1 take the Route 24 exit to Gurnet Rd. Turn left on Bath Rd, then left on Old Bath Rd and left again on Grover Ln. Follow to end.
The Androscoggin Riverwalk follows the banks of the Androscoggin River and includes a Swing Bridge across the river between Brunswick and Topsham. Along with a Dam other highlights include a Fishway and old brick mills. The Androscoggin River Path also travels along the river in Brunswick, connecting to Topsham via the Route 196 Bridge across the river. For more information visit; ANDROSCOGGIN RIVERWALK & MAINE TRAIL FINDER .
The Androscoggin River Path is part of the EAST COAST GREENWAY , a planned biking & hiking route stretching 3,000 miles from Maine to Florida. When complete it will traverse 15 states with a mostly off-road path.
Starting from the Mill Street parking lot in Brunswick; Kiosk here. Travel across the Androscoggin River via the cable suspension Swing Bridge to Topsham where you'll pick up the paved Androscoggin Riverwalk. Straight is the Bridge Street parking lot.
Note; Left the paved trail brings you out to Bridge St.
Head right along the wide paved trail as it travels along the river. Come to the Summer Street parking lot at 0.4 miles. Nice overlook of the Androscoggin River Dam. Informational signs. Trail narrows as it follows alongside Summer St downhill to Main St. Head right along the brick path (wide shoulder available) and over the river via the Frank J Wood Bridge where you'll have nice views of the dam. Cross back to Brunswick. Look right to spot a Fish Ladder and the Brunswick Hydroelectric Station. Narrow brick sidewalk continues.
Note; A crosswalk leads left across the road to 250th Anniversary Park which has a walking trail down to the river bank.
Turn right through the parking lot (narrow trail available) of the old Cabot Mill out to Route 1 at 1.2 miles. Here a narrow paved trail follows alongside this busy road (Caution if children in tow), however it's a very short distance back to the Mill Street parking lot for a 1.4 mile Loop.
Androscoggin River Path:
Starting from the Grover Lane parking lot in Brunswick; I haven't checked out this trail. I believe there is some type of pavilion located here? The paved Androscoggin River Path travels alongside Route 1. After 1.2 miles you'll finally get some views of the Androscoggin River as you travel between the river and Route 1. Come to a spur trail on your left at 2.4 miles.
Note; This leads to a separated path on the Route 196 Bridge across the river to Elm St in Topsham after 0.6 miles.
The trail then travels underneath Route 196 before coming to another spur on your left.
Note; This spur leads up to the Route 196 Bridge. This is one-way and only to be used for crossing from Topsham to Brunswick as there is no separated path from the road.
The trail then travels underneath a RR bridge before comings to Water St after 2.7 miles. Boat Landing and Merrymeeting Dog Park located here along with the Water Street parking lot.
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