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Parker Pond Headland Preserve

Two trail loops totaling 2.6 miles wind through hemlock and hardwood forest and climb to ledges with a bird’s eye view of the Pond. 
Trail Activity
Snowshoeing Cross-country-skiing Hiking
Length
2.6 miles, Loop
Difficulty
Moderate
Town
Fayette
Surface
Dirt/Forest Floor
Pets
Permitted
Fees
No

Description

MUD SEASON

During Mud Season (mid March - April /May) Parker Pond Headland is closed to hikers. The Fellows Cove Road is only open to homeowners during this time to minimize impacts to the road.

This 142-acre parcel with 5,000 feet of pristine rocky shoreline on Parker Pond was conserved with the support of conservation minded landowners, KLT members, the Land for Maine’s Future Program (LMF) and the Parker Pond Association. The first 100 acres were purchased in 2004. The 42-acre Hodgkins parcel was donated in 2008.

Headland Trail: A 1.5 mile moderately steep trail begins at the end of the Fellows Cove Road at the KLT/PPA registration box. The trail passes through the peninsula’s impressive hemlock forests and along the shoreline, then climbs to ledges which provide an expansive bird’s eye view of the eastern side of Parker Pond. A side trail to the point of the peninsula features a view of the region's foothills.

Headland Point Canoe/Kayak Access: (From the Maine State Boat Launch on the Tower Road in Vienna) A side trail provides access to the Headland Trail and views of the north end of the lake and far foothills. There is a boat launch on the Tower Road at the northeast part of Parker Pond to access the preserve by water.

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 the Kennebec Land Trust online for more information or contact:

Kennebec Land Trust

Kennebec Land Trust
PO Box 261
Winthrop, ME 04364
Phone: (207) 377-2848
info@tklt.org
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Trail Tips

Dispose of Waste Properly
Wash your dishes at least 200 feet away from water sources, use biodegradable soap sparingly, and scatter the dishwater.
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Trailhead Information

From ME-17 in Kent’s Hill, take ME-41 north 3.6 miles to the Chimney in West Mt. Vernon. Go 2.5 miles on Sandy River Road to the Sandy River Road parking lot. If necessary, continue 0.3 miles on Sandy River Road to Fellows Cove Road on the right and drive to its end and park by the Fellows Cove Road trailhead. Winter access is from Sandy River Road only.

Please consider parking in the new Sandy River Road lot, and biking or walking to the trailheads on the Fellows Farm or Fellows Cove Roads. If you do plan to park at the Fellows Cove Road lot, please consider visiting during the week rather than on busy weekends. If you plan to hike with others, please use the Sandy River Road lot as a meeting place. Dogs must be kept on a leash while walking on the Fellows Farm and Fellows Cove Roads.

Distance to trailheads from Sandy River Road parking lot:

  • Fellows Farm Road Trailhead - 0.7 miles
  • Fellows Cove Road Trailhead - 1 mile 

Please drive slowly on the private Fellows Cove Road to respect neighbors.

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hikerbee
April 20, 2018
Note- TRAIL IS CLOSED DURING MUD SEASON. LOOK AT FINE PRINT ON KENNEBEC LAND TRUST SITE!!!!
kimpye
September 20, 2014
Excellent year round hike but best at peak foliage time
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