These trails include views of a salt marsh, follow the shoreline of Center Pond, encircle a beaver pond, and traverse wooded ridges. Birding is excellent in this preserve and wildflowers are numerous.
To reach the Elbow Hill Trail from the parking area follow the northern portion of the Perimeter Trail for a short distance and turn left (east) on to the School House Trail.
The School House Trail runs from the Elbow Hill Road to the Drummond Loop Trail Another Drummond Loop spur goes 0.2 miles to an old farm foundation, one of three that can be found in the preserve. (Please note, Elbow Hill Road is a private way and no parking for access to the hiking trails is allowed.)
The Drummond Loop Trail circles a pretty beaver flowage, though the dam recently washed away in heavy rains. The trail provides a 1.4 mile walk from the parking lot and back.
The Perimeter Trail follows the border of the preserve and along the pond shoreline. 4.8 miles. The Middle Trail runs from the south end of the preserve through woodlands to a connection with the Drummond Loop Trail.
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Take ME-209 (High Street) south from Bath to Winnegance. Continue on ME-209 (Main Road) south 4 miles to the Center Store. Turn left onto Parker Head Road and go 0.6 miles, crossing the Center Pond causeway, and up the hill to the Center Pond Preserve parking lot on the right.
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