Maine Central Railroad Trestle Campsite

Name of Project:  Maine Central Railroad Trestle Campsite                                           Railroad Trestle

Location:  Brunswick                     

River: Upper Connecticut River        

Type of Project:  Paddlers’ Trail Campsite        

Public Access:  Yes via the Connecticut River         

Date Completed:  December 2010     

Size:  1 Acre                      

Water Frontage:  150’       

Landowner:  Bruce and Mary Sloat                   

Funding Partners:  Upper Connecticut River Mitigation and Enhancement Fund; Neil & Louise Tillotson Fund of New Hampshire Charitable Foundation; easement donated by Bruce and Mary Sloat           

Property Description:  Located about seven miles south of the DeBanville Landing in Bloomfield, this 150’ x 300’ parcel is part of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail.  The campsite contains a picnic table, outhouse, way-finding signage and a campsite journal.  Originally owned by the Maine Central Railroad, the site looks out on a beautiful, granite bridge abutment situated in the middle of the river channel.               

Directions:  The site is currently accessible only from the river

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