Bradbury Mountain State Park

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Coordinates: 43°54′18″N 70°10′50″W / 43.90500°N 70.18056°W / 43.90500; -70.18056
Bradbury Mountain State Park
Maine State Park
Country  United States
State  Maine
County Cumberland
Town Pownal
Elevation 407 ft (124 m) [1]
Coordinates 43°54′18″N 70°10′50″W / 43.90500°N 70.18056°W / 43.90500; -70.18056 [1]
Area 800 acres (324 ha)
Established 1939 [2]
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 an 800-acre (320 ha) state park in Pownal, Cumberland County, Maine. The land was acquired by the federal government of the United States in 1939 with the park being founded in the 1940s. Its borders were extended in the 1990s and 2000s across Maine Route 9 with the addition of the Knight Woods parcels.[3] It was one of the Maine's original five state parks.[2]

While Bradbury Mountain itself is not particularly high—it stands less than 500 feet high—it is a popular destination for hikers, who are rewarded with good views after a relatively short climb.[4] The underlying material, exposed at the summit, is granite and pegmatite.[5] The park's trails have also become popular with mountain bikers, to whom most trails in the park are open.[3]

Bradbury Mountain is a popular hike during all seasons, including winter.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bradbury Mountain State Park". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ a b "Bradbury Mountain State Park". Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. Retrieved July 29, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Coté, Lisa. "Bradbury Mountain State Park". New England Mountain Bike Association. Retrieved July 29, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Bradbury Mountain State Park". 
  5. ^ "Bradbury Mountain, Pownal, Maine". Maine Geological Survey. Retrieved July 29, 2014. 
  6. ^ Sarnacki, Aislinn (January 24, 2012). "1-minute hike: Bradbury Mountain, Pownal, Maine". Bangor Daily News. Retrieved 30 July 2014. 

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