Tag Archives: Branch Lake Public Forest Ellsworth

1-minute hike: Marsh and Brookside trails in Ellsworth

Difficulty: Easy-moderate. All of the hiking trails in the Branch Lake Public Forest are fairly short, well-marked and travel over relatively flat land. However, exposed tree roots and rocks make footing tricky in some spots. How to get there: From the corner of Main Street and Route 1A in downtown Ellsworth, drive approximately 6.5 miles […]

1-minute hike: Lake Loop Trail, Branch Lake Public Forest, Ellsworth

Difficulty: Easy-moderate. The hike of Lake Loop Trail (including Pine Trail) is about 3 miles, round trip. The route travels over gentle hills. Exposed roots crossing the trail and a few bog bridges require careful footing. The route is great for hiking, dog walking, snowshoeing and given the right conditions, cross country skiing. How to get […]