Moving along the Isinglass River, the Gonic trails are made up of 3 individual winding trails. Watson’s Way and Locke Local Loop are both looped trails, covering 1.4 Miles at 1.3 Miles respectively. Luanne’s Lane is a longer in and out the trail at 3.5 miles each way. The three trails can be followed by visitors of most abilities and are ideal as a family-oriented activity. At the trailhead, visitors can find maps and interpretive guides, about the area’s flora, fauna, and history. Watson Way Loop features a stunning waterfall, which creates a fantastic photo opportunity. Locke Falls starts with wide paths, however, they get narrower as the trail progresses further, granite structures serve as markers of former railroads
The trails are all owned by Waste Management and can be found within the Mount Isinglass Recreational Area. The trails move through wooded paths, shaded by trees and foliage. The Isinglass River adds to the gorgeous scenery as it reflects the surrounding nature. The area is open and stunning all year round, being in full bloom in spring, colorful in fall, and mesmerizing when covered in snow. The trails attract visitors for swimming, fishing, and picnicking in warmer weather and Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in winter. The recreational area is also open to mountain bikers and the seacoast is also open for equine riders.
Mount Isinglass Recreation Area is a breath of fresh air, especially when considering that it is only a stone’s throw away from a landfill. Even though the trails are on the shorter side, the waterfall, the river views, and wooded trails make it still worth visiting