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Peaks
Peaks Deer Hill Spring, Deer Hill, ME
Trails
Trails: Deer Hills Trail, Deer Hills Spring Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, July 30, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Limited parking on the side of the road (not under the wasps' nest, either). Remember, at present, Deer Hill Road is closed Mon-Thursday 7:30-3:30. Not sure for how long. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Good signage, especially the informative sign at the spring. Thanks! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Should be fine. keep in mind there are ledges, no water on the main trail, and that this is private land. Also, there is a wasps' nest hanging from a tree alongside the road. Do not let your dog in the spring! 
Bugs
Bugs: WASPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!HORNETS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Whatever you call them, there is a nest the size of a coconut hanging from a tree near the trailhead. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Had a couple hours before our favorite spot opened for lunch. We needed this section, so off we went. Made good time, no rain, so we went to Big Deer Hill. Sun came out, lovely views, but dark clouds in the distance, so we started back. Not having read a description of the spring, I wondered what the significance was of a spur trail to a water source on short trails. We walked down the path, there was a small shallow pond with sand in the middle. As I got closer, I could see all the bubbles. An artesian spring! There were at least two signs asking people not to throw anything in (now none of us litter, but just about everyone likes to toss stones in water). One of the signs explains how it was formed. This is an interesting, short walk. I would encourage anyone to take an hour and enjoy this phenomenon.  
Name
Name: Beckie and Prema 
E-Mail
E-Mail: beckiejani@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-07-30 
Link
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