For detailed descriptions and directions to each facility, please download the Parks & Recreation A to Z Guide.
Androscoggin River Bicycle Path
The Bike Path is a 2.6-mile 14-foot wide paved bicycle/pedestrian path along the Androscoggin River. The path offers scenic overlooks of the Androscoggin River while providing a pedestrian and bicycle connection between in-town Brunswick and the Cook’s Corner area. Located north of Route 1, the path can also be accessed from Topsham via bicycle/pedestrian lanes over the Merrymeeting Bridge.
Bay Bridge Landing Wetland Park
Bay Bridge Landing Wetland Park adjoins Merrymeeting Bay, and features a 3/10-mile perimeter walking path with interpretive signage detailing local habitat, flora, fauna and fisheries. There is also a small gravel-surfaced boat launch location at the site. This park is also utilized in for winter for access to ice fishing in Merrymeeting Bay.
Coffin’s Ice Pond
Coffin’s Ice Pond is a six-acre pond located along a popular trail system that connects with the Town Commons trails. It is located off Harpswell Road (Route 123), just west of the Maine Pines Tennis Facility. The trail system connects with the Town Commons trail network to the south and Bowdoin College to the north.
Coffin Pond Recreation Area
Located on River Road, Coffin Pond Recreation Area offers a variety of seasonal recreational opportunities including a children’s playground, swimming, hiking, and winter ice skating.
This 103-acre park in west Brunswick features a trail system through forested hills and wetlands. The trail system includes access to Brunswick’s highest point (the Pinnacle) at approximately 350 feet above sea level. These trails provide roughly 1¼ miles of trail recreation in all seasons, including hiking, cross-country skiing, dog walking and snowshoeing. Parking lot and main entrance to the trails are located on Hacker Road, 3/10 mile east of Durham Road.
The Greater Commons is comprised of approximately 112 acres of wooded park area and trails adjoining both the northern and southern boundaries of the Town Commons. The trails connect seamlessly, for hiking, cross country skiing and birdwatching. The park is located along Harpswell Road (Route 123) and stretches to Middle Bay Road. MAP
Lishness Park contains athletic fields, a seasonal lighted hockey rink, and a short trail system developed for preschool age children. The fields are seasonally set up for baseball and softball (spring and early summer) and soccer (late summer and fall). Lishness Park is located on Pine Tree Road next to the Brunswick Sewer District facility.
Maquoit Bay Conservation Land
A 124-acre park with frontage on Maquoit Bay, this wooded conservation land offers a 6/10 mile trail to a rocky outcrop overlooking the Bay. The park’s main entrance is located on Bunganuc Road. The conservation land offers hiking, dog walking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing; please note that hunting is permitted in this park.
Pejepscot Dam Recreation Area
Pejepscot Dam Recreation Area is located on the Androscoggin River. This hand-carry boat access point is located on property owned by Pejepscot Dam operators, a steel canoe portage stairway with padded canoe slide is in place to permit canoes or kayaks to be slid down to the river for launching. There are also hiking trails along the river, located on property owned by the Town of Brunswick. The park is also popular with fishermen. The entrance to Pejepscot Dam Recreation Area is on River Road, approximately 4½ miles from Pleasant Street (Route 1). Follow the gravel access road at the Pejepscot Dam Recreation Area sign to the end near the dam.
This historic 71-acre wooded park, located on Harpswell Road, is enjoyed by for hiking, dog walking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and bird watching. It features trails, picnic areas, and interpretive signage, as well as a pitch pine heath barren – a rare plant community in Maine – which can be seen on the Pitch Pine Barren Loop trail. The trail system of the Town Commons connects with the trails of the adjoining Greater Commons, enabling long hikes through the woods. MAP