Pleasant Hill Preserve has a network of trails that can be combined for an adventure of about 1.75 miles.
Eleanor’s Trail is a Universal Access/ADA Trail, designed to accommodate wheelchairs, walkers, and strollers! The 0.25 mile path is made of crushed stone with a few gentle grade changes. A wetland overlook allows people to step off the trail and admire the headwaters of the Spurwink River. There is a bench at the trail terminus that allows people to rest while enjoying a view of old farm fields and the remaining metal barn. Prepare for 0.5 miles round trip.
Monty’s Trail is a 1.25-mile loop beginning and ending at the metal barn near the terminus of Eleanor's Trail. The trail includes mowed paths through the old farm fields, boardwalks over wetland areas, and some short sections with uneven footing. Exposed boulders, a hidden field, and the red oak overstory are a few of the sweet features of this trail.
Information about the history of the property, wildlife sightings, and a printable trail map can be found on the Scarborough Land Trust website.
Read about Enock's experience using a wheelchair on these trails in MTF Stories. Click here.
Bikes are not allowed at Pleasant Hill Preserve. Dog owners: your pup must be leashed and under your control at all times; pack out all dog waste.
From I-295, take Exit 2 toward Scarborough/Old Orchard Beach. Continue about 1.6 miles, following signs for US-1. At the light, turn right onto Main Street/US-1 South. Continue for 0.6 miles, then turn left onto Pleasant Hill Road. In 2.4 miles, the trailhead is on the left.
From I-95, take Exit 45 toward the Maine Mall/Payne Road. Continue 0.6 miles, then merge onto the Maine Turnpike Approach. In 1.8 miles, take the US-1 South/ME-9 exit. At the light, turn right onto Main Street/US-1 South. Continue south for 0.6 miles, then turn left onto Pleasant Hill Road. In 2.4 miles, the trailhead is on the left.
Street address: 270 Pleasant Hill Rd, Scarborough.
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