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.
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.
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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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