Robinson Woods and Stonegate Trails

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Trailhead

Robinson Woods: From the intersection of ME 77 and Shore Road in Cape Elizabeth, follow Shore Road 1.3 miles. The trailhead will be on the left. From South Portland, follow Cottage Road which leaves Broadway and becomes Shore Road at the Cape Elizabeth Town line. From the town line it is 1.9 miles to the trailhead (1.0 mile past the entrance of Fort Williams Park).

Stonegate Trails: Access to the Stonegate Trails is available at multiple points. The trails can be accessed through Robinson Woods by following the directions above or from another access on Shore Road located across from Fort Williams Park. This second trailhead can be accessed just south of the main Fort Williams Park entrance at the top of the hill.

Additional access points include the end of Dyer Pond Road, Locksley Road just just north of its intersection with Old Fort Road, and Rock Crest Drive 1,000' from its intersection with Quartz Knob Road.

Description

The Robinson Woods and Stonegate Trails provide an extensive network that connects the Shore Road at Belfield Extension with Fort Williams Park.

Robinson Woods is an extensive trail network offering passive recreation opportunities through mature-growth woods and forested wetlands. Trails range in terrain from flat and wide to winding and hilly. Throughout the woods, a system of vernal pools, spring wildflowers, old-growth trees, and a variety of plant and animal habitats add interest to the trail.

The Stonegate Trails, which connect to the Robinson Woods at the north end, pass through wooded areas including streams and wetlands. There are some bridges present, and portions of trail are seasonally wet with moderate grade changes.

Other Information

This 80-acre woodland does not include the large field and ponds on the south side of Belfield Extension. The southern end of the network is owned by the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust while the northern Stonegate Trails are on town land; both organizations cooperate to manage and maintain the trails for public use.

Robinson Woods is a popular pet destination. Please be respectful of others by cleaning up after your pet and keeping you pet in control at all times.

Trail Manager

Visit the Town of Cape Elizabeth or the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust online for more information, or contact:

Town of Cape Elizabeth
Conservation Commission
P.O. Box 6260
Cape Elizabeth, Maine 04107
Phone: (207) 799-0115
maureen.omeara@capeelizabeth.org

Cape Elizabeth Land Trust
330 Ocean House Road
Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107
Phone: (207) 767-6054
info@capelandtust.org

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This extensive network of trails connects Belfield Extension with Fort Williams Park through mature growth woods and wetlands that provide a range of trail experiences from easy, level trails to more moderate hilly and narrow trails.

Quick Facts

Activity
  • Hiking / Walking
  • Snowshoeing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Cross-country Skiing
TownCape Elizabeth
DifficultyEasy, Moderate
Length5.1 miles, Network
SurfaceDirt/Forest Floor
PetsPermitted
FeesNo
Other ActivitiesNone

Current Weather

April 17, 2014
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