The Maitland Trail Association was formed on July 2, 1975 with the proposal to build a
trail which would follow the path of the Maitland River. The Maitland Trail Association
encourages hiking, cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, all-terrain cycling and nature
study as a form of recreation along this trail. The trail is built largely on private land
through the courtesy of the landowners. Permission of the landowners is granted for the
trail as a footpath and is not intended for the use of motorized vehicles of any type.
The Maitland Trail entrances are marked by distinctive identification plates such as
the one shown above, and by white blazes two inches wide and six inches long, placed on
trees or posts so they are within the hikers' line of vision. A single blaze indicates the
trail continues in the same direction. Two blazes one above the other indicates a change
in direction. Side trails, lookout points or paths leading to points of interest are
marked with blue markers.