Central Penjajawoc Preserve

This 182-acre preserve of forest and fields offers quiet in the heart of Bangor. A narrow foot trail provides nearly two miles of hiking and access to Penjajawoc Marsh.
Trail Activity
1.8 miles, Loop
Dirt/Forest Floor, Rock/Ledge
Not Permitted


Enjoy quiet in the heart of Bangor when you visit this 182-acre preserve of forest and fields. A narrow, but fairly level, 2-mile trail composed of two loops is open to foot traffic only (skis and snowshoes are okay too). The trail begins alongside a good stand of tamarack trees -- golden at the right time of the year -- and passes a wide variety of trees, wildflowers, ferns, mosses and lichens. At its far end, the trail crosses a field of milkweed to access a scenic view of Penjajawoc Marsh which attracts an abundance of birds, especially during the spring and fall migrations. 

Other Information

LMF Logo

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 Bangor Land Trust online for a printable map and more information, or contact:

Bangor Land Trust

Bangor Land Trust
PO Box 288
​8 Harlow Street Suite 4B
Bangor, ME 04402
Phone: (207) 942-1010
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Trail Tips

Plan Ahead and Prepare
Be prepared for extreme weather. Bring rain/wind gear, warm clothing, and matches/fire starters.
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Trailhead Information

From I-95 take Exit 185-Broadway and turn onto ME-15/Broadway heading north. Travel 0.8 miles on ME-15/Broadway and turn right on Grandview Avenue. Travel to the end of Grandview Ave (0.6 miles) and turn left onto Essex Street. Travel approximately 1.2 miles to Central Penjajawoc Preserve parking area on the right. The trail begins from the parking area.

Click on a parking icon to get custom directions
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