UBR is proud to be a part of the newly formed
Waldo County Trails Coalition.
The Waldo County Trails Coalition is working to connect trails at Unity, MOFGA, Mt. View Regional School, and the Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance trail system in Montville and Knox that connects with trails in Frye Mountain Wildlife Management Area managed by the Georges River Land Trust.
This trail network will welcome walkers throughout its length. The path may be built to accommodate bicycles in some sections, depending on the interests of the landowners and the community and the suitability of the terrain. The trail system will enhance local recreational opportunities, community wellness, transportation, and economic opportunities.
Together we currently maintain over 40 miles of trails on lands owned by the organizations and by private landowners. We have come together to link these existing trail systems, creating a trail from Unity to Frye Mountain. This project is being coordinated by Unity Barn Raisers who has received a technical assistance grant from the National Park Service Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program. Financial support for Phase 1 of this project has been provided by the Davis Conservation Foundation.
Phase I: In 2012, The Waldo County Trails Coalition will be connecting the CommUnity Trail System in downtown Unity and the Unity College trail system with the newly developed trail system at the MOFGA fairgrounds in Unity.
Phase II: In 2013, The Waldo County Trails Coalition will be connecting the Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance trail system and George's River Land Trust trail system at Frye Mountain with the Mount View School complex.
Phase III: In 2014, The Waldo County Trails Coalition will be connecting the trails at the MOFGA fairgrounds with the Mount View school complex.
Ideal for walking,
jogging, biking, dog walking, and cross-country skiing. Horses allowed.
Benches along the trail provide excellent spots for bird (and people)
Ideal for bird
watching and nature interpretation. This trail will travel over bog bridging
through a wetland area and connects the main part of Triplet Park on Wood
Lane to the Old Grammar School on School Street.
Originally a loop
trail off of Route 9/202 on the south side of Sandy Stream, this trail
now continues over Bacon Brook and will be extended further in the future.
This loop trail
system is an integral part of the Unity College campus and provides outdoor
classroom space as well as recreational opportunities for students and
This loop trail
begins at Newell Lane, across from where the Bikeway ends. This scenic
loop passes by the Old Unity Fairgrounds and provides a beautiful overlook
of Sandy Stream.
This loop trail
begins at the Field of Dreams parking lot on Route 9/202. This hard-packed
loop passes by the ball fields, the playground and Unity Pond. It is an
ideal surface for jogging or pushing strollers.
Organizations/individuals can volunteer to maintain a section of the Community Trail system with a weekly walk through and 2 major yearly clean-ups. Recognition will be given to these groups/individuals.
Partner to Build
Organizations/individuals can partner with UBR to design a particular trail section and provide labor and/or funds for construction of this trail section. UBR's Trails Committee must approve all designs and amenities. Recognition will be given to these groups/individuals.
Organizations/individuals can provide benches, picnic tables, landscaping materials, etc or funds for a section of trail. UBR's Trails Committee must approve all designs and amenities. Recognition will be given to these groups/individuals.<