NRCM member Bonnie Kane of Gouldsboro, Maine, shares photos from a recent hike in Mariaville. Thank you, Bonnie for sharing these beautiful Maine photographs!
Bonnie writes, “I am submitting two photos from Mariaville Falls Preserve in Mariaville taken at the same location along the West Branch of the Union River. April 27th was a lovely spring day for an afternoon hike that was relatively close by. Frenchman Bay Conservancy’s Mariaville Falls Preserve in Mariaville, 20 miles north of Ellsworth, ended up being the perfect choice. The easy trail (there are some roots to watch out for) is only 1.4 miles round trip so we enjoyed a leisurely walk listening to the birds, the wind in the tall conifers, and the rush of the water. From an overlook near the far end of the trail you are rewarded with the view of the beautiful stair falls and a little bench just right for a long perch and a bit of a snack before heading back to civilization. This is a very pleasurable short hike that is well worth a visit on a sunny afternoon! Thank you Frenchman Bay Conservancy for preserving this special stretch of the West Branch of the Union River.”
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