Hiking with Dave

Hiking with Dave

  • 08/10/23

In honor of our recent Topsham listings, I decided to write about the Androscoggin River Walk that connects Topsham and Brunswick. 

This 1.25 mile loop crosses the Androscoggin twice.  The first crossing is the Frank J Wood Bridge car and pedestrian bridge.  The second crossing is the “Swinging Bridge“, a pedestrian suspension bridge built in the late 1800s.  At the time its primary function was to provide Topsham mill workers access to the Cabot Mill in Brunswick.  The Frank J Wood Bridge offers excellent views of the hydro-electric dam falls and the Pejepscot Mill.  The swinging bridge was built by John  A Roebling's Sons Co., which built the world famous Brooklyn Bridge. 

While the loop isn’t a real hike, and is paved for its entirety, it is a fun way to get some exercise. The Brunswick side is a little more exposed to traffic and has a short section along Route 1.  However, the Topsham side is mainly a secluded walk along the river in the woods.  As you approach the Frank J Wood Bridge (Topsham Side) there is a privately maintained garden and labyrinth that is open to the public, which is very unique and nicely put together.  
If you are in Topsham/Brunswick and have a half hour to spare, I highly recommend checking this loop out before continuing your walk into downtown Brunswick for a donut at Frosty’s, some pizza at Nomad, or a beer at Moderation!

Riverwalk Map & Directions - Androscoggin Brunswick-Topsham Riverwalk (androscogginriverwalk.org)

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