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.
Located just 2 miles from downtown Waterville, Quarry Road’s trails and open spaces provide outstanding opportunities for a variety of activities including:
The area offers 10 km (6 miles) of world-class groomed cross-country 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
All trails are dry and in good shape for walking, running, and biking. We're looking forward to seeing many of you enjoying them during Fall Festival on November 7.
The trails have seen many improvements this summer:
The cyclocross course was mowed and partially resurfaced for the October 11 Central Maine Cyclocross event. A new gravel walking surface is going down on the North Koons loop. Some sections of the South Koons trail have been widened and re-graded in anticipation of this winter's Colby carnival. (Please try to avoid the freshly-seeded areas while new grass gets established.)
Also new for winter: we recently cut a backwoods ski/snowshoe trail off the far end of North Koons (see the new winter trail map for details), and local backcountry skiers have been working to reestablish several glades and trails on the old Colby ski hill.