Distance: 1 mile, round trip
Duration: 20-30 minutes
Managed by: Rumford Parks Department
Right in the heart of Rumford, the Swift River Trail offers a peaceful riverside walk suitable for all abilities.
The best trailhead access is at the north end of the trail behind the Hosmer Field Athletic Complex where ample parking is available. It is also possible to access the trail from U.S. Route 2 (Lincoln Avenue), especially if you are walking from elsewhere in downtown Rumford or Mexico.
The half-mile long trail offers views of the shallow and rocky Swift River, which enters the Androscoggin River just downstream from the trail. Mileage markers posted along the trail let you know how close you are to each end of the trail.
The trail is wheelchair accessible although tree roots growing under the pavement have created some bumps along the way.
Users should also be aware that there are low-lying parts of trail that are flood-prone during times when the Swift River is running high.
There is a dirt path that run aside the tar trail so you do not have to go back the same way.
Nice stroll by the river
Beautiful spring day for a leisurely strolls along the Swift River. Sounds of the Spring birds singing their beautiful songs was relaxing and we saw the occasional chipmunk cross our path.
We love this trail! Usually we walk it with our dog, or riding bikes. This time we completed it on snow shoes!
We've done this path a few times. It's a great bike path for kiddos too.
We had a really nice stroll along this river trail. It's lovely!
The trail is beautiful and so close to shopping and services in Rumford! We had a pleasant walk with the town manager and public works director from Rumford. Thanks LJ and Mike for a great walk.
Even though it was Friday the 13th, there was nothing scary on this trail!