OTISFIELD — The Otisfield Historical Society and the Otisfield Conservation Committee will jointly sponsor a program on the history of the Coon Road and the Coon Road Swamp at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22. The meeting will be held at the Community Hall, Route 121.

The Coon Road Swamp is located on topographic maps at Wight’s Corner in East Otisfield. It is bordered to the north by a beaver dam off Route 121 and on the east by Scribner Hill Road and the old Coon Road, much of which is no longer open to automobile traffic.

The 2½ mile unpaved road is unusual because it is so flat. It involves only a 59-foot elevation change before the south end intersects with Powhatan Road in the southern part of town.

Many residents remember driving the entire road as late as the 1950s. Today its through traffic consists mostly of snowmobiles in the winter months.

Sponsors of the program hope that those with any knowledge of the human or natural history of the area will attend and share their information and stories about one of Otisfield’s most interesting natural resources.


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