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207.637.3510. Sawyer Mountain is a Mountain in ME. The lighthouse was later replaced with a stone monument which was then destroyed by a lightning strike in 1913. The Francis Small Heritage Trust, Inc. preserves about 1,400 acres. Sawyer Mountain is situated southeast of Isle Au Haut, close to Rocky Mountain. Please stay on the old Sawyer Mountain Road which is a legal Right-Of-Way across private property. Francis Small Heritage Trust, Inc. The lighthouse was later replaced with a stone monument which was then destroyed by a lightning strike in 1913. Anyone who is interested in visiting Sawyer Mountain can print the free topographic map and street map using the link above. At 1.0 miles, a trust trail sign marks the junction of the trail and the “New Skidway” logging road. The trailhead is located 2.4 miles north of the junction of ME Routes 11 and 117. Or continue along the trail until it reaches the old Sawyer Mountain Road at the 0.6 mile point marked by a trail sign. Well marked! Hotels near Sawyer Mountain Highlands, Limerick on Tripadvisor: Find 9,596 traveler reviews, 73 candid photos, and prices for 30 hotels near Sawyer Mountain Highlands in Limerick, ME. There is also a Terracache near this point. 2 Reviews (207) 221-0853 Website. Great trail system. The Smith Trail is ready to sweep hikers through nearly two centuries of Sawyer Mountain’s tumultuous history. If you are going to leave the trail, you should bring a map and compass and optionally a GPS device. The trail continues along an old logging path. In addition to these official trailheads, visitors may also park along Shaving Hill Road in order to access the property from the south. The land is open for hiking, hunting, fishing, snowmobiling on existing trails, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and horseback riding. I thought I was being clever to use this app while hiking a trail recommended by Carey Kisch. Amazing rock walls for property boundaries made us appreciate the hard work the early settlers must have endured. A little further, the side road on the left that is not chained off is the Limington Scenic Overlook Trail and an alternate route to Sawyer Mountain summit. Decent walk to get some exercise, but I wouldn't recommend it, at least from the Limington side. Easy to find and clear. With some peaks over 1,000 feet, these are the highest elevations in Maine south of the Saco River and comprise a large block of undeveloped land. The western trailhead for this hike is located in Limerick, Maine. View 20 photos for 104 Sawyer Mountain Rd, Limerick, ME 04048 a 5 bed, 1 bath, 2,200 Sq. Trail maps are usually available at both the western trailhead in Limerick and the eastern access in Limington. You might notice red blazes which mark the boundary; this is also the boundary between the Towns of Limington and Limerick. Felt like I might see Eric Rudolph or Ted kazynski in one of the cabins on way up. Sawyer Mountain Highlands “ An old discontinued road from Limington to Limerick, passing close to the Sawyer Mountain summit. Getting There From ME Route 11 in Limerick, turn on to the Emery Corner Road from near the mill. Much of the experience was like walking in a dry stream bed. Riley Rd , Bend, OR 97703 For hundreds of years until the 1980’s, this road was level with the surrounding ground. The trail is BEAUTIFUL view at the summit. Great day hike in the Sawyer Mountain Highlands. The Smith Trail starts from the back corner of the Limerick parking lot located near the end of the Sawyer Mountain Road. Limington Trailhead: The trailhead and parking area are located on the west side of ME Route 117 at a sharp turn in the highway. Hiking info, trail maps, and trip reports from Sawyer Mountain (2,579 ft) in Maine There are views at the top, but greatly marred by trees. Bring your bug spray if hiking in spring. Took the trail from the parking lot and climb was steep from the beginning. Both on-trail and off-trail exploration of the area is encouraged. Perfect amount of incline. through nearly two centuries of Sawyer Mountain’s tumultuous history. At approximately 0.4 of a mile in, the trail turns left sharply (marked by arrow signs), crosses a break in the stone wall, and levels off. Dog friendly Turn left on the Sawyer Mountain Road and follow it for 1.1 miles down and up hills to the parking lot which is on the right hand side of the road. Look for the sign that marks the site of the whale oil light that was used for Portland Harbor navigation in the eighteenth century. There's a much prettier trail from the Limington parking lot to the summit that isn't on this map. The Smith Trail is the nicest trail to the summit of Sawyer Mountain. Follow the Emery Corner Road for 2 miles until it ends at the Sawyer Mountain Road. Everything was well-marked and easy to follow. A bit disappointing that there is no Northern exposure. Several rare plant species, one endangered plant community, and an “exemplary” natural community have been documented in the area. The whole trip took us just under 3 ½ hours (4.9 miles). The Francis Small Heritage Trust, Inc. preserves about 1,400 acres. Saw two owls and the usual number of squirrels. We hiked here last weekend. With some peaks over 1,000 feet, these are the highest elevations in Maine south of the Saco River and comprise a large block of undeveloped land. The bugs (after spraying ourselves with bug spray) were minimal, although we had to reapply later in the hike. Fun getting to see some early foliage too. Tighten your hiking boots; you’re about to go back in time. Riley Rd , Bend, OR 97703 Robert S. Sawyer Park 62999 O.B. A Trust trail sign marks this junction. But the views are mostly blocked and unspectacular. At the top of the rise, note the red historic hunting camp on the right. The trail ascends steeply for 0.2 miles then bears to the right across a small depression. More intermediate. There was an issue with your submission. Past the parking area, the Sawyer Mountain Road rapidly becomes impassible to vehicles. Discover trails like Sawyer Mountain Trail Maine, find information like trail length, elevation, difficulty, activities, and nearby businesses. Sawyer Mountain (1,213 feet) is part of the Sawyer Mountain Highlands, 1400 acres of which is owned by the Francis Small Heritage Trust (see map here), which describes the Highlands as the single largest block of undeveloped land in York and Cumberland Counties. Sawyer Mountain (1,213 feet) is part of the Sawyer Mountain Highlands, 1400 acres of which is owned by the Francis Small Heritage Trust (see map here), which describes the Highlands as the single largest block of undeveloped land in York and Cumberland Counties. The Sherwood Libby Trail is a proper trail through the woods (as opposed to the Sawyer Mtn Road trail, which is much wider and more direct). Made the climb quick. The Smith Trail is the nicest trail to the summit of Sawyer Mountain. View the "Sawyer Mountain - Smith Trail" guide online here. Also ran into an old stone wall that went for what seemed like miles and likely either delineates Limington from Tom Sawyer State Park 3000 Freys Hill Rd , Louisville, KY 40241 Robert S. Sawyer Park 62999 O.B. A little bit of everything here. The Francis Small Heritage Trust, Inc. preserves about 1,400 acres. The trail remains straight and level for the first 0.2 miles. Continue up the trail until you reach the Trust sign for the summit at the 1.5 mile mark. Sawyer Mountain is visible from the ocean and sailors could line up the light with other points to guide their ships into the harbor. Enter your username, and we will send you a new, randomly generated password to your email account. At this point adventurous hikers can take a side trip off of the trail and climb to the height of land above the trail for a rewarding view. The trailhead is located 2.5 miles south of the junction of ME Routes 25 and 117. Sawyer Mountain and Hosac Mountain Loop is a 11.1 mile out and back trail located near Limington, Maine that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. Lots of stops for water, pictures and trail mix! Check out the newest articles in MTF Stories! On the far side of the Sawyer Mountain Road, look for remains of the house and barns of the Sawyer Family homestead. On the Right-Of-Way, note the nine-foot deep gullies though which the trail passes. One of the best marked trails we have been on in awhile, some beautiful views, and well maintained. A new password has been emailed to you. Views were ok but not spectacular. At 0.7 miles in, look for the beaver dam on the right. Please try again. Dec 19, 2018 - From Limerick: The Smith Trail starts from the back corner of the Limerick parking lot located near the end of the Sawyer Mountain Road. With some peaks over 1,000 feet, these are the highest elevations in Maine south of the Saco River and comprise a large block of undeveloped land. Small is said to have owned the largest amount of land of any person who has ever lived in Maine. Limerick, Limington, Click on a parking icon to get custom directions. We went to the trailhead at Limington (117), got a map, and decided to go up the Sawyer Mountain Road. However, to reach the summit, continue straight. Included in the deed is a right of way allowing access to the mountain area. This trail passes through a property that was acquired in part with funds from the Land for Maine’s Future program. Great views at summit. The trail to the summit of Sawyer Mountain on the Limington side is a 3.6 miles round trip and follows the old Sawyer Mountain Road. Written by: Carey Kish Summit at Sawyer Mountain Carey Kish photo. I went in from the Limington side, up and back from 117. You won’t regret it. Stay left on the old Sawyer Mountain Road which after a tenth of a mile leaves Trust property. Sawyer Mountain is in the Summits category for York County in the state of Maine. © 2021 Maine Trail Finder. Hiking in Maine: Time travel on Sawyer Mountain’s trails. Picket Mountain [CLOSED / PRIVATE PROPERTY], Randall Mountain Trail [PRIVATE PROPERTY], Sawyer Mountain Loop via Sawyer Mountain Road and Sherwood Libby Trail. Beautiful- easy to moderate - nice view. (Also can park off Rt 117 on the Limington side). There are some steep areas, but nothing too taxing. Today’s hike in the Sawyer Mountain Highlands was wonderful! Traveled down on wooded High Pasture trail. Trail map: Hiking route to Sawyer Mountain in Limerick and Limington Maine Still about 3 hours. Look for the sign that marks the site of the whale oil light that was used for Portland Harbor navigation in the eighteenth century. Hotels near Sawyer Mountain Highlands, Limerick on Tripadvisor: Find 8,560 traveler reviews, 98 candid photos, and prices for 437 hotels near Sawyer Mountain Highlands in Limerick, ME. Turns out that was a different route. Sep 4, 2017 - From Limerick: The Smith Trail starts from the back corner of the Limerick parking lot located near the end of the Sawyer Mountain Road. From the back of the Limington parking area located off of ME Route 117, follow the rightmost trail which is the trail closest to the map box. Bing Maps has a collection of great trails with directions to trail heads as well as photos. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. This week, getting to the trailhead for the Smith Trail on Sawyer Mountain required keeping the AMC Maine Mountain Guide next to me and a couple stops to reread it. Many black flies at the top. This hike starts from the flagged trail through the woods at the back of the parking area and returns via the old Sawyer Mountain Road. The Sawyer Mountain Highlands are located about 30 miles west of Portland, Maine. Interested in learning more about trails in Maine? The trail is primarily used for hiking and cross country skiing and is best used from May until October. (Since we read other posts, we were not expecting a "view" at the top.). Specializing in walkways, patios, granite steps and benches. numerous trails and beautiful scenery.. a good family hike . With some peaks over 1,000 feet, these are the highest elevations in Maine south of the Saco River and comprise a large block of undeveloped land. Ft. single family home built in 1900. The Sawyer Mountain Highlands are located about 30 miles west of Portland, Maine. Then modern vehicles caused the severe erosion that you see today. Tighten your hiking boots; you’re about to go back in time. he stately oaks of Sawyer Mountain evoke a warm, dry, peaceful place. 117 at a sharp turn. Please respect our neighbors. Very rocky and slippery in spots now that the leaves are everywhere. At 0.8 miles, the trail reaches “The New Road” which was built at the turn of the century to provide access to Sawyer Mountain from the Norton Road. Plan your road trip to Sawyer Mountain in ME with Roadtrippers. In 1668, Small operated a trading post a few miles northwest of Sawyer Mountain, at the confluence of the Ossipee and Saco rivers and the crossroads of three major Native American travel routes, the Sokokis Trail (now Route 5), the Ossipee Trail (now Route 25) and the Pequawket Trail (now … ...but view from summit is worth the hike...nice place to sit & have a lunch too. Limerick, or maybe was a private property marker from the 1800s. Both are well-worth the effort. I returned from the summit via High Pasture for a total of 5.1 miles. Not a trail I’d return to, but I’m glad I came here. The Sawyer Mountain Highlands rise more than one thousand feet over the floodplains of the Saco, Ossipee, and Little Ossipee rivers, supporting a diverse array … Visit the Francis Small Heritage Trust online for more information or contact: Limerick Trailhead: From ME Route 11 in Limerick, turn on to the Emery Corner Road from near the mill. Great terrain. The trailhead is 2.5 miles south of the junction of Routes 25 and 117 on the right; or 2.4 miles north of the junction of Routes 117 and 11 on the left. Sawyer Mountain has a large deer-wintering area, and streams that support Brook trout and Atlantic salmon. Follow the old Sawyer Mountain Road to the right for 0.3 miles until you reach the next sign for the summit. Moose, deer, beaver, mink, and raccoon frequent the area. The trail was pretty well marked, and I saw several dozen ladyslippers on my way up littered all around the trail. Please note that immediately after the sign, the land to the right of the road is private property. There are two ways to summit summit the 1,213-feet Sawyer Mountain. The view at the summit was pleasant. We will definitely go back. One tenth of a mile later, the trail rejoins the old Sawyer Mountain Road and ascends steeply. Hunting is allowed on FSHT lands so dress appropriately during hunting season. Perfect for the puppies too. It is 2.4 miles round trip and for part of the way follows the old Sawyer Mountain Road. Turn right and follow the trail along the mountain ridge for another 0.3 miles to the summit. Natural Heritage Hikes is a project of the Maine Natural Areas Program in partnership with Maine Trail Finder. Menu & Reservations Make Reservations . This summit can be reached from trailheads in Limerick or Limington. Would do again. This is especially significant since the Highlands are only 22 miles from Portland, the largest urban area in Maine. From lookouts amid the parklike woods on 1,213-foot Sawyer Mountain, hikers can enjoy views south and west over the hills and lowlands of York County, east to Casco Bay and Portland and northeast to Sebago Lake – ample reward for the 1.5-mile effort to reach … The trail is so interesting! This is due to a gift of land deeded from Pete and Linda Childs and Deanie and Bill Blake to the town of Limington. The Sawyer Mountain Highlands are located in the largest unfragmented block of undeveloped forested areas in York and Cumberland counties. Another way to access Sawyer Mountain is via the eastern trailhead located in Limington, Maine. All Rights Reserved. It was a good quick hike, though as other comments have mentioned, summit views are mostly blocked by trees. Please keep you pet under control as there are many wild animals in the area. Success! Continue up the road on the Right-Of-Way until you again reach Trust property. This camp was built in the 1940’s by the father of Sherwood Libby who was one of the Trust’s founders. Please try again. Continuing straight, the trail passes a cemetery and the old trailhead where it once again climbs steeply up the old rocky road. Whenever traveling off-trail (and even on-trail), be sure to bring a compass and a good map and know how to use them. FSHT land is surrounded by private property so please be considerate of our neighbors. I went 5/27/18, up the Limerick (West) side. No overnight parking is allowed at this trailhead. The Francis Small Heritage Trust, Inc. preserves about 1,400 acres on and around Sawyer Mountain. This remote area is one of the few places where a hiker can still get lost yet be so close to civilization. Bear left to the base of some cliffs and then follow the trail further to your left keeping the cliffs to your right. . Length 11.1 miElevation gain 2477 ftRoute type Out & back Hiking Nature trips Forest Partially paved Views Wildlife A well marked and well kept enjoyable intermediate hike. A short distance past the camp, the Trust’s property lies on both sides of the old Sawyer Mountain Road. At 0.9 miles, you will pass the Estes Cemetery on the right. Sawyer Mountain Sawyer Mountain is a summit in Knox County and has an elevation of 492 feet. Felt like I was exploring. At the point where the trail begins to ascend, bear left to the marked foot trail that parallels the old Sawyer Mountain Road. The parking area will be on the right. The old road was the main access to homes and farms on Sawyer Mountain until the road was officially discontinued over 100 years ago. For more information about the LMF program and the places it has helped to protect, please visit the LMF webpage. We saw the sign for the Sherwood Libby Trail, but most reviews we read were for the former, so we opted for that. Really dug this hike. The Sawyer Summit Trail starts at the high point of Sawyer Mountain Trailand gently climbs to the summit of Sawyer Mountain, passing one end of the Sherwood Libby Trailalong the way. Nice enough walk through the woods, and the old cemeteries and homestead foundation are interesting. The small cemeteries were an added plus. But beneath these forests, logging roads, wolf trees, and old stone fences linger like apparitions. These awesome businesses support our goal of connecting people to outdoor adventures in Maine! We stayed on the main trail and with a few stops for breathing and water, made it to the top with no problems. Using natural stone, blue stone, brick, cobblestone and pavers. The trail is Your log in attempt was not successful. In addition to the 1,400 acres on Sawyer Mountain, the trust protects the Jagolinzer Preserve (a loop at the intersection of Routes 25 and 117 that includes a … The trail is marked with small wooden plaques, each of which bears a carved yellow turtle. Turn right onto Sawyer Mountain Road and travel 0.8 mile. The property offers good views from the summit of Sawyer Mountain and gives access to other summits, small gorges, brooks, cascades, ponds, and wetlands. As historical points of interest it includes Estes Cemetery and the old Sawyer and Ebenezer Walker homesteads of which only the foundations remain. Helene Marsh Harrower (from left to right), Lori Pratt Mckeown, Kari McCarthy and Lynn Perrotta holding her dog Peanut pause for a selfie while hiking Sawyer Mountain in … “The Sawyer Mountain Highlands are located in the largest un-fragmented block of undeveloped forested areas in York and Cumberland counties,” according to the Francis Small Heritage Trust. 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