Houlton Riverfront Park Riverside Trail

Trailhead

The trailhead is located in the north side of the parking lot. The trail can be also accessed from the north side of the Highland Avenue Bridge following a wooden stairway. A mid-sized public parking lot is located in the Park next to the Meduxnekeag bridge.

Description

The non-motorized trail is a wide, graveled path running parallel to Meduxnekeag River. Hikers can walk for a round trip, or use it as a one-way connector trail connecting Highland Avenue Bridge. The park has a large, sheltered picnic area. A 17,000-pound bronze moose statue sits next to the parking lot, greeting visitors to the park.

From the park, hikers can walk across the Meduxnekeag River via the Gateway Crossing Footbridge, to Houlton's historic downtown Market Square. Around the Market Square, one can find many little boutiques and shops to stop in and make a purchase, have a latte, a snack, or just look around. The Gateway Crossing Footbridge also provides access to the park and the trail from downtown Houlton.

In the park and along the length of the trail are a number of installed, educational plaques that have graphic illustrations and narrative explanations of local history and local wildlife and plants.

Pets are allowed but their wastes must be removed. The park provides dog waste bags without charge. 

The Riverfront Park was dedicated and opened in 2009.

Town of Houlton
Parks & Recreation Development
21 Water St.
Houlton
Maine
04730
(207)532-1310

Photos

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The Gateway Crossing and moose statue viewed from the park
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Bronze moose statue
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Riverside trail
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Riverfront Park
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Information kiosk
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Large sheltered picnic area
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Trailhead
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Plaque with illustration and narrative on the bridges
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Plaque with illustration and narrative on Maliseet Indians
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Plaque with illustration and narrative on potatoes
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Wooden Stairway by Highland Avenue Bridge
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The Market Square
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