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DeMeritt Forest Trail System

Trail MapTrail map- Updated January 2014

Trail Use Policies

Trail Conditions:

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Please report downed branches, general damage or disrepair to David Mahan at (207) 581-1051 or david.mahan@umit.maine.edu.

Please report any misuse of the trails or any vandalism to Campus Recreation at (207) 581-1082 or UMaine Police at (207) 581-4040.

Use of Campus Recreation Resources for Unaffiliated Organized Activities:

Campus Recreation facilities, equipment, and other resources may only be used for personal recreation and fitness.

Campus Recreation facilities, equipment, and other resources may not be used for coaching, personal training, instruction, or other similar purposes unless conducted by 1) Campus Recreation employees as a part of their employment, or 2) by entities authorized by the Campus Recreation Associate Director.

Any other organized activities must be approved and scheduled by the Campus Recreation Assistant Director for Operations.

DeMeritt Forest History

The DeMeritt University Forest was named for Dwight B. Demeritt in 1971 in recognition of his work to procure the land for the University of Maine. Four tracts of government land near UMaine(ca. 2,000 acres) when it was acquired by lease in 1939 and then by deed in 1955. The DeMeritt University Forest has played a key role in education, research, demonstrations, and training of students. It is a haven for wildlife and members of the University community. Its 15+ miles of trails are ideal for walkers, joggers, cyclists, equestrians. During the winter months, skiers and snowshoe enthusiasts are welcome to enjoy its many trails as well. Campus Recreation maintains the trails.

Image Description: Deer on a winter trail

Image Description: UMaine trails


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Contact Information

Campus Recreation
5797 New Balance Student Recreation Center, 22 Hilltop Road, UMaine
Orono, Maine 04469-5797
Phone: (207) 581-1082 | Fax: (207) 581-4898
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
207.581.1865