St. John Valley Heritage Trail
Following the old Fish River rail line, this 16.9-mile trail links the towns of Fort Kent and St. Francis in far northern Maine. Just as its name suggests, the corridor here explores the scenic St. John Valley, giving you looks across the St. John River into New Brunswick, Canada. The river is in view for miles. The crushed gravel trail rises and falls with the landscape, crossing neat pedestrian bridges and overlooking ponds, farmland, and woods. Though you're never far from Route 161, the trail often has a remote feel. There are access to stores and supplies at both ends, and there is a railroad museum at the outset in Fort Kent. For more information and directions visit http://www.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/doc/parksearch/index.pl.