There are lots of walking trails around our neck of the woods but Wiggly Bridge and Steedman Woods are one of our favorites. Beginning at York Harbor, walk across the land bridge and cross Wiggly Bridge. No one knows where the bridge got its name but some believe it came from a perceptive group of Girls Scouts.
Although the bridge was built in the 1930s, its location and vicinity were important in the history of the second oldest incorporated town in Maine. The brackish water to the left of the bridge is the York River. On the right is Barrell Mill Pond, a centuries old tidal pond formed when early colonists built a dam to power a sawmill and a gristmill on the site. This was a central spot for the original settlers, as the boundary of the pond, the same path that leads from the road to the bridge, doubled as an important byway for farmers and traders.
Steedman Woods can be found on the other end of the Wiggly Bridge, a nature reserve and a pleasantly wooded reprieve from the summer crowds. The short hiking trails are an easy stroll shaded by tall trees, bordered by the salty estuary, and awash with the aroma of wild roses.