On the south side of Gorham Mountain at the intersection of the Gorham Mountain Trail and the Cadillac Cliffs Path is a bronze plaque attached to a granite wall. It is a memorial to Waldron Bates. Shielded by an overhanging ledge, the plaque was designed by New York sculptor and Bar Harbor summer resident, William Ordway Partridge. After being exhibited in Bar Harbor, it was placed there in September 1910. It reads:
|Photo courtesy of Harvard University Archives|
Monroe Station photo - courtesy of The Frank Cash Collection inthe Amherst County Museum, Amherst, VA.
News of the tragic death of Waldron Bates prompted the Bar Harbor community to establish additional memorials:
Given Bates’ many contributions to the magnificent trails system that we enjoy so much today, perhaps the reader will pause for a silent moment while hiking on the Gorham Mountain Trail or the Cadillac Cliffs Path to remember Waldron Bates, Pathmaker.