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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
2.60 miles, Loop
Dirt/Forest Floor


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
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Trail Tips

Minimize Campfire Impacts
Use only small pieces of dead and down wood for campfires and let them burn down to ash. Please extinguish your campfire before leaving.
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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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January 05, 2024
Beautiful trail and in great shape for January. Not much snow or ice. Trails are marked well. The view of the lake was awesome. Can't wait to come back in the warmer weather.
April 20, 2018
September 20, 2014
Excellent year round hike but best at peak foliage time
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