Trails are vital to Northern Franklin County’s growing recreation economy. Visitors come from all over to use the trail systems which knit together a region rich in history, exceptional beauty, and abundant wildlife. Residents enjoy a high quality of life because we have ready access to the outdoors.
In 2013-14, the High Peaks Alliance (HPA) is writing a Regional Trails Plan. We are working with local partners to identify challenges and issues facing trail groups in the region. Together we can collaboratively develop a vision for the future of trails in Maine’s High Peaks.
The High Peaks Trails Plan will be a collaborative, regional approach to developing new high-quality back-country trails, maintaining existing trails, and help guide HPA and partners as we continue to support land conservation projects which enhance public access to recreation. The plan does not advocate building new trails on private land without first seeking landowner permission. The plan will seek new and creative strategies to enhance or improve the relationship between trail groups and public and/or private landowners, and increase the capacity of trails organizations in the region.
If you are involved with trails in the High Peaks region as a user or landowner, please take a moment to answer a few questions. We value your opinion and would love to hear from you! Please Click Here to take our short survey.
When completed, the plan will be posted on this page. If you have any questions or would like to get involved in the High Peaks Trails Plan project, please Contact us.
To view the DRAFT High Peaks Trails Plan (updated 12/10/2013), please Click Here.