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Happy 1st birthday to the Bethel Community Forest! Check out our celebratory StoryMap, and enjoy the newly-opened hiking trail! We're also thrilled to announce a major conservation project encompassing 15,000 acres in Western Maine.









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Trail Finder

Welcome to our unique interface with Maine Trail Finder. We've set up this interface to focus directly on hikes in the Mahoosuc region. Have fun choosing your next adventure!

Mission

We are dedicated to creating economic growth and prosperity by connecting communities through the development, maintenance, and promotion of a multi-use recreational trail network for human-powered activities for all ages and abilities.

Vision

Our work connects communities, local economies, supports healthy lifestyles, natural resources, and fosters respect for landowners.

What We Do

Trails are at the heart of Mahoosuc Pathways and our projects. We believe that economically strong communities are built around access to recreational trails, resulting in healthy lifestyles, increased area visitors, strengthened businesses, successful events, and conserved land.  We partner with local governments and businesses, non-profit organizations, and private landowners to make trails a reality. In the Bethel Community Forest, we are embarking on permanent management of this shared community resource, with mountain bike, hiking, walking, and cross-country ski trail plans that balance ecological and recreational goals. The Forest can provide opportunities for snowmobile access and human-powered recreation. We advocated for extending the multi-use Bethel Pathway and in 2020 the Pathway will be extended by two-thirds of a mile, connecting to the Universally Accessible Trail at the Valentine Farm Conservation Center.  At Bethel Village Trails, located at The Bethel Inn Resort, we manage an 18km  cross-country ski trail system with eight miles of snowshoe and fat bike trails in the winter, and we built five miles of trails for summer mountain biking, walking and running. These trails serve as a base for cross-country skiing, mountain biking, fat biking and trail running events--from low-key weekly trail runs to high level Nordic skiing championship races. At Bacon Hill in Albany Township, we built four miles of intermediate and expert level mountain bike trails with more to come. In Rumford, at Pennacook Area Community Trails, we are constructing a mountain bike trail system that attracts riders and walkers alike. Connection and economic growth are what we--and trails--do for western Maine communities.


With the arrival of summer, we find ourselves knee-deep in building mountain bike and hiking trails; collaborating with local groups to purchase 15,000 acres in western Maine; celebrating the first birthday of the Community Forest; and advocating for safe outdoor pursuits in Maine.



Why join Mahoosuc Pathways?

When you become a member, you make an investment in your community, the surrounding land, and existing & future recreational opportunities.

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landowners

Our work is made possible by the generous donation of your land. By creating a trail or conservation easement, or donating the fee on your land, you receive many long-term benefits, including possible estate planning and tax benefits. Mahoosuc Pathways knows how to protect your land while at the same time providing a public benefit.

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Mailing Address
P.O. Box 572
Bethel | ME 04217

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