Buck Hill Conservation Area
Access is through Greystone Trailer Park to Mutton Lane. From State Street/US Route 2, the entrance to the Greystone Trailer Park is next to the Stonehouse Cafe, 0.5 miles north of the Chase Road intersection or 0.4 miles south of the Main Street intersection (if coming from Orono). The primary access and parking is at the Kiosk at the top of Mutton Lane.
The Buck Hill property has a variety of habitat types, including several periodically mowed fields, streams and 53 diverse forested acres. The American chestnut trees near the main trailhead were planted in spring of 2005 and are managed by the American Chestnut Foundation.
Most trails are mowed or maintained as wide, easy walking paths with gentle terrain, although some areas with narrower trails and steeper pitches exist. Trails are limited to non-motorized traffic only, except for management purposes.
The 64-acre Buck Hill Conservation Area is owned and managed by the Town of Veazie, with volunteer assistance from Veazie Land Association. Orono Land Trust/Veazie Land Association hold 2 trail improvement days per year, one in Spring (near Earth Day) and one in Fall (usually October). Trail users are encouraged to contact the manager for potential volunteer trail improvement work.
Visit Town of Veazie online for more information or contact:
Town of Veazie
1084 Main Street
Veazie, ME 04401
Phone: (207) 947-2781
Check for nearby geocaches to Buck Hill Conservation Area.
Leave No Trace Principle
Plan Ahead and Prepare
Be prepared for emergencies. Pack extra clothing, food, and water and also a flashlight, first aid and repair kit, matches/fire starters, whistle, signaling mirror, and pocket knife.