Lowell Preserve

The Lowell Preserve is over 300 acres of a forested conservation area that has over 8 miles of trails for all types of users from hikers to ATV users.
Trail Activity
Length
8.0 miles, Network
Difficulty
Moderate, Advanced
Town
Windham
Surface
Dirt/Forest Floor, Rock/Ledge
Pets
Permitted
Fees
No

Description

This wooded trail system consists of a number of loops ranging in length from 0.3 to 3.4 miles. The trails are a mixture of packed earth and rocky surfaces that have various elevation inclines throughout the area, and are used by hikers, mountain bikers, snowshoers, cross-country skiers, horseback riders, and snowmobilers.

The Lowell Preserve consists of three main trail loops marked by yellow, blue and green blazes. The yellow-blazed loop is called the Libby Hill Loop Trail and circumvents the boundary of the property, almost 3.5 miles. Most of the Libby Hill Loop Trail is for hiking, mountain bikes and ATV users. The blue-blazed trail is called the Virginia Trail and heads towards the center of the property, looping back after ending about half way into the property. The Virginia Trail is 1.7 miles in length. The green-blazed trail is called the Roscoe Loop trail and is a 1.5 mile loop in the northern section of the property. Orange and red blazed connector trails link the main loops. Follow the link below for a map showing the trail names and blaze colors.

Other Information

Allowed uses within the trail network include hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, ATVing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling. Trails and trail sections are marked to show allowed uses. Please respect the signs.

Trail Manager

Visit Windham Parks and Recreation online for more information and a printable map or contact:

Town of Windham

Town of Windham
8 School Road
Windham, ME 04062
blross@town.windham.me.us
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Trail Tips

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Keep campfires small and contained to established fire rings in permitted sites only.
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Trailhead Information

From the north via US Route 202/ME Route 4, take Falmouth Road south. Falmouth Road is at the blinking traffic light 1.7 miles north of the traffic circle for US Routes 202/302 and ME Route 4 in Windham. Continue south on Falmouth Road for 2.9 miles to the East Fire Station on the left hand side of the road. Parking for the start of trails is at the East Fire Station. Please park by the playground area and not in front of the Fire Station bays.

From the South via US Route 302, take Albion Road north. Albion Road is 2.0 miles south of the traffic circle for US Routes 202/302 and ME Route 4 in Windham. Follow Albion Road 1.5 miles until it ends on Falmouth Road. Take a right on Falmouth Road. The parking and trailhead at East Fire Station is in 0.5 miles on the left. Please park by the playground area and not in front of the Fire Station bays.

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Michael Hanson
April 25, 2018
Went a few days ago... nice hike, but despite having periodic signs on trees the trail was tough to follow in the northeastern section. The trails are only a hundred feet or so from each other though, so it's easy to get side tracked.
The narrow bridge is getting narrower each month..
David Foster
March 25, 2016
I agree with the comments from jemoka770. It was a tragedy when they cut so many trees down in the preserve, although I've always thought that the trails were not marked the best. Still I go here probably 5-10 times a year for hiking and trail running and most of the trails are mostly untouched by the logging. Most of the affected trails are in the lower-right (south east?) part of the network. Also some of these trails get very wet and muddy during the year and could use some stepping stones or wooden walkways in spots.
jeremyhartford
June 08, 2014
Unfortunately, this "preserve" has been decimated by forestry projects undertaken by the town of Windham over the last few winters. Once a great place to explore, the trails are now broken up and rendered untraceable by clear-cuts that wind through this formerly pristine wilderness.
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