Douglas Memorial Woods Conservation Area

A 22-acre parcel of woods and wetlands with a 3/4 mile loop trail meandering through a variety of habitats and vegetative communities. Bog bridging ensures passage during wet seasons.
Trail Activity
Snowshoeing Walking Hiking
0.8 miles, Loop
Easy, Moderate
Dirt/Forest Floor, Boardwalk/Bog Bridging


Douglas Memorial Woods is a 22-acre parcel of woods and wetlands in the center of Eliot, donated by Susan Fleming in memory of her parents, Maynard and Marjorie Fleming Douglas, who owned and farmed this and adjacent parcels.

Essentially flat, the 3/4 mile loop trail meanders through a variety of habitats and vegetative communities. Walkers will find a variety of experiences in this quiet spot, dependent on the time of day, the season, and the weather. The pine plantation is sometimes gloomy and foreboding, at others it is a cool and calm oasis. Ferns burst forth fresh and green in spring. Red maples are bright in the early fall. Small streams meander through the property and the wetlands are extensive during rainy times of year. Small children love the bog bridging over wet areas but the trail can be difficult in winter if ice builds up on bog bridging.

Other Information

Founded in 1986, Great Works Regional Land Trust is committed to the conservation of the natural, historic, agricultural, forestry, scenic and recreational resources primarily within the towns of North Berwick, South Berwick, Berwick, Eliot, Wells and Ogunquit.

Prohibited uses on our properties: motorized vehicles, overnight camping or fires.

Trail Manager

Visit Great Works Regional Land Trust online for more information or contact:

Great Works Regional Land Trust

Great Works Regional Land Trust
PO Box 151
South Berwick, ME 03908
Phone: (207) 646-3604
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Trailhead Information

From ME Route 236 in Eliot, head west onto Beech Road Road. After 1.0 miles turn right onto State Road for 0.7 miles and park courtesy of the John F. Hill Grange on the right, across from the town library.

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