Since moving to Surry two years ago, my husband and I find it more and more difficult to get back to MDI to hike the wonderful trails of Acadia National Park. Fortunately, the Blue Hill Heritage Trust has several parcels of land in the area with short hiking loops.
Today we met up with some friends and their dogs to walk the 1.5 mile double loop of Patten Stream. The entrance is tucked back from the Surry post office as you approach a gravel pit. Since both my husband and I were ready to hike we brought both our daughter and dog.
It took about an hour and a half to cover the two trail loops. The terrain is varied with hills, rocks and a couple of foot bridges near the stream. Patten stream has some fast moving sections and lots of rocks. Perhaps a good place to fish in the spring and summer?
The trail was lined with oak leaves for the most part making footing a little tricky on the few steep slopes. It's a great hike for a fall, almost winter, day.