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Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary

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Snowshoeing fun!

What a wonderful place to go, to have a great quick day of fun! Before place for hiking and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Beautiful sanctuary in the middle of urbanization

If you find yourself in the Lewiston, Maine area, and are looking for a peaceful retreat during the... read more

Reviewed August 14, 2018
Ray T
Quincy, Massachusetts
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c/o The Stanton Bird Club, Lewiston, ME 04240
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful place to go, to have a great quick day of fun! Before place for hiking and snowshoeing. Plenty of flat surface and one great hill for a small challenge.

Thank Mainer0
Reviewed August 14, 2018

If you find yourself in the Lewiston, Maine area, and are looking for a peaceful retreat during the day, I highly recommend that you consider a quick drive to Thorncrag. While originally dedicated as a bird sanctuary, it is better known for its flora. the...More

Thank Ray T
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Fun trails, plenty of shade on the sunny days. A few spots with some really nice views and some historical sites. Rated a 4 due to not being able to bring dogs. That alone keeps us from going there like we use to and it’s...More

Thank Mjfox52610
Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

The whole family loves to come to thorn Craig for a peaceful and quiet hike! There are a few trails to pick from .We have done them all ! Lots to discover and see different animals and birds in there habitat! We most recently went...More

1  Thank Steve-Great Ste... C
Reviewed August 22, 2017 via mobile

I got lost several times, the trail markings could be much better. The major problem is that there are tributary trails that lead to private land and residences and are not marked but as someone who has never been there before all you have is...More

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Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

If you find yourself in Lewiston or Auburn Maine and have a little free time, the Thorncrag Nature Sanctuary is a little jewel. While it calls itself a bird sanctuary I found very few birds. Lots of evidence of Pileated Woodpeckers but no sighting. What...More

1  Thank jay a
Reviewed August 8, 2017

A variety of walking, hiking,, or snowshoe trails. No motorized vehicles or dogs allowed. A very peaceful place for the entire family. A great place to explore nature!

Thank Smilie1004240
Reviewed July 13, 2017

Thorncrag is a little gem of nature in the middle of a city. A little exertion is required to go all the way to the top so this is not for couch potatoes. Some trails are easier than others. The main trail takes from 15-30...More

1  Thank 226dee
Reviewed July 10, 2017

Thorncrag is a peaceful hiking/birding/nature area only minutes from the bustling city of Lewiston. A good parking area and ample trails and trail markings give the solitary escape seeker or the family gang on an outing plenty of room to explore and enjoy the woods.

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

This is a great place in the heart of the city for a nice nature walk. Just remember to bring the sun block and the bug spray. The bugs are crazy insane. Lots of birds to see if your quiet. Trails are well marked.

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You need to bring your own