The 3.2 mile historic Pleasant River Walk is located on the east bank of the Pleasant River between Brownville Village and Brownville Junction. This is considered a hiking trail, not an easy path, indicating that there is some level of difficulty to complete this walk. Along this portion of the Pleasant River the water is fairly flat punctuated by boulders and multiple inlets. The trail is narrow through relatively flat terrain with some rocks and roots to negotiate. Along the trail one will find scenic views of the river, benches for resting, and a variety of flora and fauna. Sign markers identify mileage on the route.
The Pleasant River Walk exemplifies community cooperation. The trail has been made available to the public through agreements with individual private landowners and is maintained by private donations. Brownville school children have placed identification markers on many common trees along the route and the local Boy Scout troop maintains the trail.
Season: Year Round
Special Notes of Interest:
Important Natural/Cultural/Heritage Links:www.trcmaine.org/riverwalk/
From Dover-Foxcroft: Follow Route 11 north to Church Street, right after the Mobil Mart. The trailhead is 1/4 mile and is accessed through the Town Playground on the left – almost directly across from Stickney Hill Road.
From Millinocket: Follow Route 11 south to Brownville Junction located in the town’s recreation complex, Davis Field, which is located at the left before the bridge.
This trail may be accessed from either end; beginning at Davis Field in Brownville Junction on Davis Street OR from bed the community playground on Church Street in Brownville.