Friends of the Trails

Cumberland County Trails

Fairfield Glade Trails

Glossary

Trail Descriptions

Amherst Trail
2.0m

Canyon Trail
1.4m

Central Trails
4.6m

Glastowbury Trail
1.0m

Good Samaritan Trail
1.0m

Hemlock Trail
1.5m

Kirkstone Trail
2.0m

Library Trail
0.2m

McGinnis Trail
1.8m

Overlook Trail
1.9m

Rotherham Trail
1.0m

Sculpture Trail
0.1m

Seven Bridges Trail
2.0m

Stonehenge Trail
1.5 m

Thornhill Trail
1.8m

Amherst Trail

This is a 2.0-mile grassy road hiking trail located between St George and Sherwood Lakes. This is an easy trail with very little change in elevation.Although most of the trail is on grassy roads there are a some sections along paved roads. There is limited parking just off St George Drive on Castlebar Lane.

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Rating: Easy

A network of grassy roads was constructed in the 1970's and 1980's in anticipation of homes being built. The roads are gravel constuction but over the years they have become overgrown with grass and have sufferred from water erosion in many places. Typically the roads are lined with young pine trees that thrive in the sunlight along the road. The roads are lined with plots that have been sold to individuals, many in northern states such as Wisconsin and Michigan who hoped to build a retirement home on them once utilities were installed. This has never happened.

Because the trees along the trail are so young it cannot be "blazed" in the conventional way of nailing small colored rectangles to tree trunks. Instead small painted marker posts are used.

Junctions and corners are marked with more substantial posts with directional arrow markers.