Bradbury Mountain State Park

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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; -70.18056Coordinates: 43°54′18″N 70°10′50″W / 43.90500°N 70.18056°W / 43.90500; -70.18056 [1]
Highest point Bradbury Mountain [2]
 - elevation 469 ft (143 m)
 - coordinates 43°54′09″N 70°10′56″W / 43.90250°N 70.18222°W / 43.90250; -70.18222
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 publicly owned 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]

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.[5] The park's multi-use trails, which are used for hiking, snowmobiling and horseback riding, have made it a popular spot for mountain bikers, to whom most trails in the park are open.[6] Hiking is popular during all seasons, including winter.[7] The underlying material of granite and pegmatite is exposed at the summit.[5]

History[edit]

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.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bradbury Mountain State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "Bradbury Mountain". 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 "Bradbury Mountain, Pownal, Maine" (PDF). Maine Geological Survey. August 2008. Retrieved July 29, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Coté, Lisa. "Bradbury Mountain State Park". New England Mountain Bike Association. Retrieved July 29, 2014. 
  7. ^ Sarnacki, Aislinn (January 24, 2012). "1-Minute Hike: Bradbury Mountain, Pownal, Maine". Bangor Daily News. Act Out With Aislinn. Retrieved July 30, 2014. 

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