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
It looks like we're close to the end. Trail conditions are deteriorating rapidly, and temperatures are forecast to remain above freezing around the clock for the foreseeable future.
The 2km snowmaking loop is still skiable and will remain open as long as there's snow, but we have suspended grooming, and the yurt is now closed for the season. There are a few bare patches and areas of standing water, but it's mostly negotiable at this point. The picture shows conditions as of Wednesday 3/9 late afternoon.
The road is currently open as far as the maintenance building. Please park and access the snow from there. If it gets too muddy we may close the gate at the kiosk trailhead, but you can still walk in to ski.
Thank you to everyone who has skied with us during this challenging winter, and especially to all the Friends of Quarry Road volunteers and City of Waterville staff who helped make the most of it.