Points of Interest Near Visual Edge IT Gardiner Maine

Kennebec River Rail Trail

The 6.5 mile Kennebec River Rail Trail welcomes locals and visitors alike for walking, running, cycling, skateboarding, rollerblading, and dog walking. The trail parallels the existing rail bed along the Kennebec River, and stretches from Augusta Maine’s Waterfront Park, through the towns of Hallowell and Farmingdale, to its conclusion in the city of Gardiner, Maine.

Colburn House State Historic Site

The Colburn property, off Route 27 on Arnold Road, is now owned by the state. It is where Col. Benedict Arnold acquired the flat-bottomed boats – called bateaux – that he used on his breathtakingly arduous and ill-fated 1775 march to attack the British at Quebec at the start of the Revolutionary War. During much of that march, Arnold, his soldiers and those who accompanied them were indeed stuck in the wilderness.

Colburn House State Historic Site
peacock beach

Peacock Beach

Peacock Beach is located on Route 201 in Richmond and is managed by the Town of Richmond.  The park is open Memorial Day thru Labor Day from dawn to dusk.


Pleasant Pond

Pleasant Pond, located in Denmark, Fryeburg and Brownfield, is actually a large backwater of the Saco River and its size fluctuates depending upon flows within the river. The fishable area of the pond is quite a bit smaller than a topographic map indicates due to expansive areas of shallow wetlands. There is little development along the shorelines, which gives the pond a remote character.