Bradbury Mountain State Park

Quick Facts

Bradbury Mountain State Park

Maine

(207) 688-4712

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Overview

Bradbury Mountain State Park is a wonderful place to spend a day or afternoon exploring trails, taking in the magnificent view from the summit, or enjoying a picnic under a canopy of trees. One of the original five state parks, Bradbury Mountain was acquired by the Federal government in 1939.

Situated on Route 9 about halfway between Portland and Lewiston-Auburn, the park attracts visitors who enjoy picnicking, hiking and camping on its 800 acres of forested land. Bradbury Mountain is the only state park in southern Maine to offer shared-use trails for horseback riders, mountain bikers and snowmobilers. Snow shoe rentals are available.

Sculpted by a glacier, Bradbury Mountain is the park's most outstanding natural feature. Today the park's forest is home to a wide variety of plants and animals. Fall is a busy time at the park when visitors watch migrating hawks and eagles ride the thermals and enjoy the views of fall foliage from the summit. (Spring is best time to watch hawk migration, fall much less so.)

Map of Bradbury Mountain (ME)

Latitude, Longitude: 43.899476, -70.177124

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Activities

  • Bicycling

    Mountain biking is allowed on designed off-road trails. There are a number of trails varying in length and difficulty. Please see maps for more detail.

  • Camping

    The camp ground contains 35 sites.

  • Hiking

    There are a number of trails varying in length and difficulty. Please see maps for more detail.

  • Horseback Riding

    There are a number of trails varying in length and difficulty. Please see maps for more detail on which paths are allowed for equestrian use.

  • Hunting

    Hunting is permitted in the park. Please contact the visitor center for more information regarding permits and hunting restrictions.

  • Picnicking

    Picnickers, especially those on group outings, enjoy the tables, grills, and shelter with a nearby playground and ball field.

  • Winter Sports

    During the winter months visitors enjoy cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling.

Seasonality/Weather

Spring is best time to watch hawk migration, fall much less so.

Park Partners

Friends of Maine State Parks

Friends of Maine State Parks was created in 1997 by individuals interested in ensuring the preservation of Maine's unique state park system and is a non-profit organization open to anyone who shares these goals.

* Provide informational, referral and networking services on issues of interests pertaining to State Parks and Historic Sites * Advocate and oversee on matters of importance to the character and purpose of State Parks and Historic Sites * Sponsor and cosponsor events that assist the promotion of State Parks and Historic Sites * Conduct quarterly educational programs with topics of interest pertaining to State Parks and Historic Sites * Sponsor an annual fall Picnic for all its members

Directions

Driving

Located on Route 9 about halfway between Portland and Lewiston/Auburn

Phone Numbers

Primary

(207) 688-4712

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