Bradbury Mountain State Park

Bradbury Mountain State Park is a wonderful place to spend a day or afternoon exploring trails, taking in the magnificent view from the summit, or enjoying a picnic under a canopy of trees. One of the original five state parks, Bradbury Mountain was acquired by the Federal government in 1939.

Situated on Route 9 about halfway between Portland and Lewiston-Auburn, the park attracts visitors who enjoy picnicking, hiking and camping on its 800 acres of forested land. Bradbury Mountain is the only state park in southern Maine to offer shared-use trails for horseback riders, mountain bikers and snowmobilers. Snow shoe rentals are available.

Sculpted by a glacier, Bradbury Mountain is the park's most outstanding natural feature. Click here for a description of the geologic features of Bradbury Mountain. Today the park's forest is home to a wide variety of plants and animals. Fall is a busy time at the park when visitors watch migrating hawks and eagles ride the thermals and enjoy the views of fall foliage from the summit.

Spring is best time to watch hawk migration. Mid-March through mid-May the annual Hawk Watch takes place. Initiated by Jeannette and Derek Lovitch in 2007, the annual count provides quantitative data about the extent and duration of the northbound rator flight over Bradbury Mountain State Park.

Thank you to all who helped with Feathers Over Freeport 2013! It is never too early to mark your calendar for 2014. If you missed it this year, take a look at what we offered to see what you can expect for 2014. Feathers Over Freeport page

For a Trail Map (west side of Route 9)

For a Trail Map (east side of Route 9)

For the Bradbury to Pineland Corridor Trail Map

Trail Conditions.


  • Adult Maine Resident - $3.00
  • Adult Non Resident    - $4.50
  • Senior Non Resident - $1.50
  • Maine Residents 65 and older are free
  • Children 5 - 11 are $1.00
  • Children under 5 are free

Contact Bradbury Mountain State Park

528 Hallowell Road
Pownal, Maine  04069
Phone: (207) 688-4712


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Cumberland County, Maine

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