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Four Seasons Trail

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No. of Reviews: 2

4 Seasons Trail has evolved from what was originally the nordic ski trail in Madawaska. A beautiful lodge was built in 2007 through donations and volunteer effort.
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Latitude
47.3470595510035
Longitude
-68.32659244537353
Trail Length
10
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Madawaska
State/Territory/Province
ME
Country
US
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Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)

Review Date
September 15, 2009

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Jeremy G ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
These trails are in their infancy and are simply paths through a relatively flat piece of forest, that also happens to contain some nice xc ski trails and lodge that was recently built. The trails are quite bumpy and need excavation to make them rideable and enjoyable. Definately consider these trails a work in progress.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Right across the border, in Edumundston, New Brunswick, Canada are some relatively new, but impressive trails being built by Edmunston Velo bike club, in colaboration with IMBA. Approx 12k of well planned and excecuted trails- located on the side of a mountain! Don't forget to bring your passport.



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Review Date
October 2, 2008

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Mutantclover ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
At the moment, these trails are growing rapidly. The area is a deciduous forest with the only open areas being near the trail entrance.

Of course there is still the original 5-mile ski loop. For MTB use, this trail is double-track width and is smooth, hilly terrain. Because there is not lots of traffic, the trail is not compacted dirt but rather grassy with a worn strip. It is somewhat soft, but not very slow because it has good drainage.

The snowshoe loop is roughly 5 miles as well, and is single track in the summer. This (2008) is the first year it is being used significantly for anything other than snowshoeing. In other words, it is brushy and somewhat technical in many places as of this writing. It crosses the main trail in many places.

I have heard there is a second 5-mile loop being constructed for skiing purposes. At the moment it is near the end of the planning phase.

Recommended Route:
You choose! The typical route for a ski race is counter-clockwise. There are trails connecting the right half to the left half several times, so it is really up to you what distance you want to do. I would estimate overall there is 6-7 miles of smooth double track and 4-5 miles of rough singletrack.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
I hear there is a nice trail in Edmundston, New Brunswick (the city across the river from Madawaska) near St. Mary's Academy but have never seen it myself.



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Mutantclover (10/03/2008)
Oops, everywhere that I say miles what I meant was kilometers. The main loop is a 5K.
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