Annie Sturgis Sanctuary Trail

The peaceful sanctuary trail passes through a unique plant community, noted for its stand of rare wild ginger, on its way to views of the Kennebec River and the mossy remains of an old stone fireplace.
Trail Activity
1.6 miles, Network
Dirt/Forest Floor
Not Permitted


The New England Wild Flower Society has a 40-acre tract along the Kennebec River notable for its large stand of extremely rare (in Maine) Wild Ginger (Asarum canadense), and for a variety of other lime-loving plants. Woodland wild flowers include bloodroot, trout lily, and purple trillium.

Other Information

The following activities are prohibited on all New England Wild Flower Society sanctuaries:

  • Camping, fires, or smoking
  • Trail bikes, trikes, and ATV’s
  • Dogs
  • Horseback riding
  • Removal of plant material
  • Picnicking

Trail Manager

Visit New England Wild Flower Society online for more information or contact:

New England Wild Flower Society

New England Wild Flower Society
Hemingway Road
Framingham, MA 01701
Phone: (508) 877-7630

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Trail Tips

Respect Wildlife
Avoid known animal mating or nesting areas during sensitive times.
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Trailhead Information

Take I-95 north to exit 44; north on I-295 back to I-95; north on I-95 to exit 113 (Rte 3 Augusta/Belfast). Go east on Rt. 3 for 1.7 miles. At the intersection of 201/102 turn left heading north on US-201. Travel for approximately 4.1 miles and turn left onto Cushnoc Road. The sanctuary is 1.5 miles down Cushnoc Road on the left. The sanctuary entrance sign is on the west side of the road. Park on the shoulder of road.

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