Bradbury Mountain State Park

While in Maine last week, I took the opportunity to check out some of the single-track available in the Portland area. A quick search turned up Bradbury Mountain State Park in Pownal, Maine. Online discussion boards suggested a really nice, well-maintained network of challenging single-track. The boards were right!

Bradbury is a really nice place for either a short or long ride, and it’s full of multi-use trails (horseback riding, mountain biking, snowmobiling, x-country skiing, and, of course, hiking).

I took the advice of a couple people in the parking lot and rode the east side of the park, on the side with the campground. I found some really nice, technical trail full of little ups and downs, swithchbacks, rocks, roots, and more.

Then, on Sunday evening at my local riding spot, I ran into a guy who was talking about racing in Maine. I told him about the ride and he went on to describe for me the races he’s done at Bradbury. I guess I picked a good spot to check out the single track!

The ranger and park volunteers I talked with were really pleasant and helpful, and the riders were all eager to share their knowledge of the park. I’m thinking this will be a very nice place to go for camping, and for some less technical family rides on the snowmobile trails.