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Berry Woods Preserve

Trail Overview

This extensive trail system on Georgetown Island stretches from the Kennebec River to Robinhood Cove and provides diverse year round recreation highlighting several features of the preserve including an old quarry, a freshwater pond, salt marshes and natural blowdowns.
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Trail Activity
Length
3.9 miles, Network
Difficulty
Moderate
Town
Georgetown
Surface
Dirt/Forest Floor
Pets
Not Permitted
Fees
No
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Description

This 377-acre preserve connects with another 2,000 acres of conserved lands—including Reid State Park and Maine Audubon’s Josephine Newman Sanctuary, an area stretching all the way across Georgetown Island. The preserve is accessible through an extensive and interesting trail system over relatively level and easy terrain. Aside from hiking, visitors to Berry Woods also enjoy hunting, fishing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, bird-watching, and more.

Thanks to trail work completed after 2009, trails now lead through oak-pine forest from the shores of the Kennebec to Robinhood Cove. Visitors can see an old mica mine, Wilson Pond, an old cellar hole, and natural blowdowns.

Other Information

Please adhere to the following policies while using the preserve:

  • Day use only
  • Foot traffic only
  • Please stay on the trail and boardwalk to protect this fragile ecosystem
  • No collecting of plants or animals
  • No pets
  • Carry out all litter
  • No fires, smoking, or camping

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This trail passes through a property that was acquired in part with funds from the Land for Maine’s Future program. For more information about the LMF program and the places it has helped to protect, please visit the LMF webpage.

Trail Manager

Visit The Nature Conservancy online for more information or contact:

The Nature Conservancy, Maine Field Office

The Nature Conservancy, Maine Field Office
14 Maine Street, Suite 401
Brunswick, ME 04011
Phone: (207) 729-5181
naturemaine@tnc.org
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Trail Tips

Dispose of Waste Properly
Dispose of solid human waste in a cathole 6-8 inches deep and at least 200 feet from water, camp, or trails. Don't forget to cover it up when you're done!
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Trailhead Information

From US Route 1 in Woolwich, take ME Route 127 South approximately 10 miles, and bear right on to Bay Point Road. The parking area for the preserve is approximately 1 mile down on the right. From the parking lot, hikers can take a short trail to cross Bay Point Road to access the eastern half of the preserve. The trail crosses private property and hikers must stay on the trail.

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