The Sherwood Forest Conservation Area contains 28 acres of woods and fields owned by the Androscoggin Land Trust adjacent to Sherwood Heights School and another 50 acres owned by the City of Auburn. The whole area has an extensive trail system that is used by students for nature study and educational opportunities as well as the general public's enjoyment. The ALT owned property, also known as the Alexander-Harkins Preserve, was donated by Joseph Harkins to ALT in 2000.
The trails on the City-owned land can be hiked in three separate loops all named for Native American groups in Maine. The inner Micmac Loop is the shortest marked by white blazes crossing several ravines. The second Penobscot Loop has red blazes with the beginning and end coinciding with the Micmac trail. The third, outermost Passamaquoddy Loop crosses an open field marked by green blazes and has a trail head that is accessible at the end of 19th Street.
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The Sherwood Forest Trails are accessed behind Sherwood Height's Elementary School, located at 32 Sherwood Drive in Auburn. From where ME Route 136/Main Street intersects Mill Street in Auburn, leave ME Route 136 to continue onto South Main Street. Follow South Main Street 0.5 miles to Bolster Steet. Turn onto Bolster Street and continue straight through the stop sign onto Sherwood Drive. Parking is available in front of the school.
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