The Gorham Times, Gorham, Maine's Community Newspaper

Staff Writer

An amazing new bridge, spanning 150 feet, has been built to replace a deteriorating one on the Presumpscot Regional Land Trust’s (PRLT) Hawkes property. The bridge replacement project was coordinated by the Land Trust’s Stewardship and Outreach Coordinator, Toby Jacobs, with the help of more than 50 volunteers.

The bridge was replaced to help correct erosion problems that were impacting the water quality of the Presumpscot River. Next spring, students from Great Falls school will work with PRLT to plant native plants along the shore to improve the water quality by decreasing erosion.

There is year round access to the one mile long Hawkes loop which offers a great trail the whole family can enjoy for hiking, snowshoeing and skiing through beautiful forest and alongside a pristine stretch of the Presumpscot River. The public can park at the school anytime and, in a change of policy, there is no need to check in at the school.

During school hours, the public should park in the back of the lot furthest from the school. There is another trailhead and parking on Tow Path Road, off Rt. 202 in Little Falls. Please note, hunting is not allowed.