Event: 'Orris Falls Winter Hike' Print
  Hikes & Outings
Date: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 10:00 am
Duration: 3 Hours
Contact Info:

Saturday, February 17

10 am - 1pm

Orris Falls Conservation Area
Thurrell Road, South Berwick

** Due to the warm weather this week we will not be trekking across the beaver pond. Instead we will visit the Big Bump, Orris Falls and some of the "Wonders of Tatnic." For footwear please where boots with grippers. A hiking pole will also help with stability. **

Exploring Orris Falls in the winter provides the unique ability to trek across the Beaver marsh which feeds Orris Falls. When frozen solid, hikers are treated to open views that can’t be had the rest of the year. Expect to visit Big Bump, Orris Falls, and Baker’s Oven - some of the “Wonders of Tatnic.” As time and interest allow, the excursion may extend to Balancing Rock and Tatnic Ledges. Board member Tin Smith of Wells will lead.

Snowshoes required.

Reservations required as numbers are limited. Call 207-646-3604 or email to reserve your place. It's always wise to confirm date, location and footgear recommendations. Free to members, suggested donation of $5 ($10/family) for non-members.

Link to google map.
Link to pdf of trailmap for Orris Falls Conservation Area.

Directions to Thurrell Road trailhead (at a gated woods road, with parking for two cars):
From S. Berwick: Heading east on Rte. 4, bear right onto Agamenticus Rd.. At Emery’s Bridge Road, stay left on Knights Pond Rd. for 4 miles. Bear right onto Hooper Sands Rd. for .25 mile. Left onto Great Hill Rd. to end, then left onto Thurrell Rd.. 0.9 mile on the right is the trailhead.

From N. Berwick, go 1.9 miles south from the railroad tracks (Lower Main St. becomes Boyd’s Corner Rd.) then right on Thurrell Rd. for 0.9 miles to trailhead on left.

From Ogunquit, take Berwick Rd. as it becomes Ogunquit Rd. and then Boyd’s Corner Rd., a total of 6.8 miles, then go left on Thurrell Rd. for 0 .9 miles to trailhead on left.

Day of hike phone #207-251-9015