Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary

Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary is a point-to-point trail located near Lewiston, Maine that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for birding & hiking and is accessible year-round. No pets or wheeled vehicles of any kind.

3.5 miles Point to Point
Kid Friendly
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Has numerous well marked and groomed trails. Outer loop is approximately 3.5 miles. From parking lot to top is about .5 miles.

Capt. Lyman Stuart

41 Completed17 Reviews

Amazing trail system with several routes you can take. As for getting here, you should look for Highland Spring Rd. Go to the end of that and take a right on Montello then quick left into the parking area. I tried to reassign the location mark and with luck Google will work better for getting here.

Mark Ireland

5 Completed5 Reviews

Elizabeth Bransky

1 Completed1 Reviews

Gps directions via this ap took us to a non entrance but once we got there after getting directions from local Cumberland Farms really enjoyed the trails. Calm peaceful lovely walk. Would do it again.

Adam Pinard

9 Completed3 Reviews

nice paths. great for kids. nice for jogging. pretty quiet for being in town. well marked. good place to "get away" for a few.

amanda kesseli

4 Completed3 Reviews

Excellent trails, well marked. The trail map did not indicate difficult areas. It was very wet but there is still some snow and no bugs so I particularly enjoyed this time of year.

Pam Ouellette

1 Completed1 Reviews

Great trails to hike with children with variety of sights (old stone fireplaces, foundations of structures from years ago, berries to pick and eat!, brooks and ponds to skim rocks, and gigantic boulders to climb)to keep kids entertained. Lets not forget that this is the largest bird sanctuary in Maine. Will be a great area to snowshoe with kids when the time is right. Beautiful views, variety of animals including deer and fisher cats.

Constance D.


Monique Hebert

5 Completed3 Reviews

Great hike for young families.Great way to introduce hiking to kids. Great variety of trails and wildlife.

Daryl Smith

5 Completed5 Reviews

You can hike these trails year round. No pets, wheeled vehicles of ANY kind and no guns. Site is easy for most anyone but can get sloppy in spots. I hike it very often as it is closest to my home and never tire of its beauty. I have seen deer tracks, a weasel, turkey and a quail just to name some of what you might see.