Loading...

Distance:
1.0 Mile / 1.6 km
Type:
Loop
Difficulty:
Easy
Time to Hike:
~27 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Dirt
Park:
Grover-Herrick Preserve
Town:
North Berwick, Maine
Directions:
43.371145, -70.743715
Added:
September 03, 2022
Updated:
September 07, 2022
Loading...
Loading...
54 '

Total Change
126 '

Ascent
112 '

Descent

The Kettle Hole Trail at Grover-Herrick Conservation Area in North Berwick, Maine is an easy 1-mile loop that leads to the edge of Bauneg Beg Pond, a Kettle Hole that was formed thousands of yeas ago by a receding glacier.

Hike Description
This trail begins at the small parking turnout and follows blue blazes in a loop. This recording follows the loop in a counter-clockwise direction by taking a right-hand turn first; however, the mileage to reach Bauneg Beg Pond is similar no matter which turn you take.

Bauneg Beg Pond View - Mile 0.38
Around mile 0.38, after hiking through an undulating forest, hikers will make their way out to an obstructed view (as of September 2022) of Bauneg Beg Pond. Bauneg Beg Pond is a Kettle Hole or Kettle Pond, which was formed by a receding glacier thousands of years ago. Just after the view of Bauneg Beg Pond is a bench where hikers can take a break or hang out, located around mile 0.42.

Wetlands - Miles 0.53 to 0.66
Between miles 0.53 and 0.66, hikers will pass wetland areas which provide bird watching opportunities, but also can be very buggy. We got a bit lucky with the bugs due to the Summer drought on this hike in 2022.

Hiking Out
After passing the wetland area, hikers will follow arrows and signage for parking to reach the trailhead for a 1-mile loop.

Parking
Hikers will find a very small parking turnout for the trailhead located at the coordinates provided. The turnout is large enough to fit 2, maybe 3 vehicles.

Pets
Dogs are allowed if leashed and their waste should be carried out by the hiker.

Warning
Bugs: This trail can be buggy especially during wet months since there's wetlands that surround sections of the trail, including Bauneg Beg Pond which can be home to many different types of biting insects.

What is a Kettle Hole?
A kettle hole is depression in an outwash plain that are formed from glaciers receding or from draining floodwaters. Kettle holes, created by glaciers, are generally formed when the glacier recedes and drops large chunks of ice called "dead ice". This dead ice lingers, but then becomes surrounded by sediment as meltwater streams from the glacier flow by. Over time, the ice becomes buried in the sediment and after it melts, it leaves a depression in the ground - forming a kettle hole or kettle pond.

Explore 37 trails near North Berwick, ME
  1. Parking

    43.371145, -70.743715
  2. Main Trailhead

    43.371202, -70.743683
  3. Bauneg Beg Pond (a kettle hole / kettle pond)

    43.37445, -70.741517
    Bauneg Beg Pond (a kettle hole / kettle pond)
  4. Bench near Bauneg Bed Pond

    43.374942, -70.741767
    Bench near Bauneg Bed Pond
No community routes found. To add your own hike as a Community Route for this Trail guide, leave a Trip Report with an attached GPX file.

Hazards

Ticks - Lyme Disease More Info (CDC)
Poison Ivy/Oak

Seasons

All

Blaze Color

Blue

Photo Albums

2 Trip Reports

No Star-Ratings
Trail Guide By:
Admin user profile picture
1.0 mile / 1.6 km
Trail added
September 03, 2022
Hiked on
September 03, 2022
Updated on
September 07, 2022
1.0 mile / 1.6 km
September 03, 2022
Dogs Hiking

Weather Forecast

In North Berwick, ME

Explore Hiking Trails

New Hikes

State Camp CCC Trail
0.7 Miles
1.1 km
Easy
Loop
Fish Dam Run Vista
0.2 Miles
0.3 km
Easy
Out-and-Back
Sheep Lakes Lookout
0.1 Miles
0.2 km
Easy
Out-and-Back
Bierstadt Lake via Bierstadt Moraine Trail
3.4 Miles
5.5 km
Moderate
Out-and-Back

Before you boogie...

Find our trail guides useful? Consider becoming a Supporter to unlock perks!

MyHikes is an indie platform that makes exploring public trails easier for everyone. The platform has no investors, runs no ads, and is owned and operated by one person, Dave Miller. Dave has personally mapped and written over 1,600 trail guides on MyHikes for the public to explore. As of 2024, MyHikes has helped over 1,300,000 outdoor enthusiasts plan their next adventure.

But it takes a lot of time 🕦, money 💰, and work, and espresso shots ☕ to run MyHikes, including hiking , mapping , writing , and publishing new trails with high-quality (accurate) information... along with software engineering (coding) the platform like building new features, site and mobile app development for iOS and Android, site maintainance . and much much more.

Supporters unlock website and mobile app perks with an annual one-time payment of $25 (you renew) 😎👍. Or you can simply make a Donation of your choice. Otherwise, you can support us by telling your friends about MyHikes - both quick and free 🎉

Admin user profile picture

Dave Miller
MyHikes Founder