Madison Cascades

Madison Cascades

NOTE: This trail is closed in summer 2014 while construction on Madison Historical Society building takes place.

  • 1 mile
  • Moderate
  • Limited parking on road by Madison Historical Society at corner of Rte 113 and East Madison Road

Marked trail, follow signs starting to right of Historical Society Building. Various wooded terrain gains elevation to a cascading brook.

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Kyle’s Trail

View from Kyle's Path

Photo by Nora Cronin

  • Varies in distance
  • Easy to moderate
  • Park at sign on Albert Road off of Colby Hill Road (top of trail), or at White Mountain Hypnosis Center on Rte 113 (bottom of trail).

Gains elevation to ridge with views to south and west.

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Hurricane Point

Hurricane Point

  • 1/4 mile
  • Easy
  • Limited parking on East Shore Drive

Hurricane PointWalk on path to site where E. E. Cummings sought poetic inspiration. The Hurricane Point Trail is a short trail leading from East Shore Drive to the tip of Hurricane Point bordering Silver Lake. The land was donated to the town in 1971 by Frank Kennett Jr and A. Crosby Kennett. E.E. Cummings partially wrote his famous book, The Enormous Room, published in 1922, at his tree house that he created on the property.

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Hurricane Point view

West Branch Trail

West Branch Trail

  • 2 miles
  • Easy
  • Park at boat ramp on East Shore Drive

Starting across the street from the boat ramp, pass through the woods along the river to Camp Calumet in Freedom (3.2 miles), or head east along power lines to Lead Mine Road (2 miles).

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Big Island

Big Island

  • 1/2 mile by canoe
  • Easy
  • Park at Kennett Park on Rte 113 (Village Road)

Canoe to west side of the big island at the north end of Silver Lake. It is important to avoid loon nesting area on the north side of the island.

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