The Michael Michaud Walking & Biking Trail is a 1.65 mile loop that meanders along Millinocket Stream in Downtown Millinocket. The trail is paved with signage and is wheelchair-friendly. Local citizens have spent countless hours planting flowers, trees and plants along the trail to create a lovely landscape for your enjoyment. Occasionally, Canadian geese and ducks can be seen floating along the stream.
Beginning on Congress Street in Crandall Park, head north back toward Central Street to enjoy views of the stream. The trail turns right along Summer Street and then left to follow along State Street. Cross Central Street, turn right for one block, and then left onto Water Street. At Spring Street turn left and then right back onto State Street. At the bridge across Millinocket Stream, pause and take in the view. After crossing the stream, the trail loops around the back of Stearns High School and parallels the stream to Forest Avenue. After crossing Central Street for a second time, the trail runs along Ash Street and Millinocket Stream. As Ash Street ends, the trail picks up on a path around Granite Street School. At Granite Street, turn right to cross Millinocket Stream and right again on the path through Crandall Park back to your starting point. A map is available for download here though there is plenty of signage on the way to direct you.
A journey along the Michael Michaud Walking & Biking Trail is a refreshing experience any time of the year! We would like to extend a special ‘thank you’ to Congressman Michael Michaud who was instrumental in securing the funding for this trail.
Parking and Trail Access
From Interstate 95, take Exit 244 (East Millinocket). Head west on Maine Route 157; Main Street becomes Central Street in Millinocket. Turn left on Congress Street. If you are driving to the Trail to begin your walk, you can park behind Stearns High School and start from there. From downtown Millinocket (Penobscot Ave.), you can park at Veteran’s Park and take Birch St. to Kermit Crandall Park or you can also park at Kermit Crandall Park and begin). A large trail sign with a trail map is located on the left side of Congress Street.