Bradbury Mountain State Park

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Bradbury Mountain State Park
Maine State Park
Bradbury Mountain State Park.jpg
Bradbury Mountain State Park, October 2014
Country  United States
State  Maine
County Cumberland
Town Pownal
Elevation 407 ft (124 m) [2]
Coordinates 43°54′18″N 70°10′50″W / 43.90500°N 70.18056°W / 43.90500; -70.18056Coordinates: 43°54′18″N 70°10′50″W / 43.90500°N 70.18056°W / 43.90500; -70.18056 [2]
Highest point Bradbury Mountain
 - elevation 469 ft (143 m) [1]
 - coordinates 43°54′09″N 70°10′56″W / 43.90250°N 70.18222°W / 43.90250; -70.18222 [1]
Area 730 acres (295 ha)
Established 1939
Management Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
IUCN category V - Protected Landscape/Seascape
Location in Maine
Website: Bradbury Mountain State Park

Bradbury Mountain State Park is a public recreation area in the town of Pownal, Cumberland County, Maine, managed by the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.[3] The state park covers 730 acres (300 ha).[4]

History

The park was created in the 1940s as one of Maine's original five state parks after the land was acquired from the Federal government in 1939.[3] The park's borders were extended across Maine Route 9 with the addition of the Knight Woods parcels in the 1990s and 2000s.[5]

Geology

The park's namesake has been described as a "small, inconspicuous hill, less than 500' high," that despite its size offers panoramic views that make the park one of the more popular ones in the state.[6] The underlying material of granite and pegmatite is exposed at the summit.[6]

Activities and amenities

The park's multi-use trails are used for hiking, snowmobiling and horseback riding. Most trails in the park are to open mountain bikers.[5] Hiking is popular during all seasons, including winter.[7]

References

  1. ^ a b "Bradbury Mountain". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ a b "Bradbury Mountain State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  3. ^ a b "Bradbury Mountain State Park". Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. Retrieved July 29, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Outdoors in Maine: State Parks, Public Lands, and Historic Sites" (PDF). Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. Retrieved March 8, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b Coté, Lisa. "Bradbury Mountain State Park". New England Mountain Bike Association. Retrieved July 29, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Berry, Henry N. (August 2008). "Bradbury Mountain, Pownal, Maine". Maine Geological Survey. Retrieved July 13, 2017. 
  7. ^ Sarnacki, Aislinn (January 24, 2012). "1-Minute Hike: Bradbury Mountain, Pownal, Maine". Bangor Daily News. Act Out With Aislinn. Retrieved July 30, 2014. 

External links

  • Bradbury Mountain State Park Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
  • Bradbury Mountain State Park Map (East) Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
  • Bradbury Mountain State Park Map (West) Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
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