Quarry Road is a year-round outdoor recreation destination for people of all ages, abilities and walks of life from the greater Waterville area, across Maine and beyond.
The area offers 10 km (6 miles) of world-class groomed Nordic ski trails, and additional miles of backcountry snowshoe and hiking trails. Our state-of-the-art snowmaking system ensures an early start to the ski season and reliable snow conditions all winter.
Quarry Road Recreation Area is owned and operated by the City of Waterville Department of Parks & Recreation.
Friends of Quarry Road, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, works collaboratively with the City to provide guidance, raise capital, and assist in operations, upkeep, and oversight. Please join us.
Current Trail Conditions
Repairs have been completed on the Davis Bridge (center access to the far meadow), and all trails are now open, including a couple new additions:
- The Susan Childs Boat Launch is a hand-carry facility on Messalonskee Stream, suitable for launching canoes, kayaks, rowing shells, and other small craft. Park across from the maintenance building and follow the West Pine Tree Connector about 120 yards, where the boat launch trail slopes gently to the water on your left. (About 100 feet past the much steeper snowmaking pipe access point.)
- The first section of new singletrack is nearing completion and is open for mountain biking, running, and walking. This initial loop of about 1 mile can be accessed from North Koons, just north of the Warming Hut.
Signage is yet to be installed, but both additions are shown on the summer 2016 trail map.
Friends of Quarry Road will be celebrating these new additions on Sunday, September 18, with a group paddle at 1:00 and bike ride at 2:00. Please join us!
See you on the trails!