Warren Woods

Elaine Stimson Warren Woods is a green oasis on Payne Road between Eight Corners and Cabela’s, with frontage on the Nonesuch River. Wear boots -- wide mowed trails allow access to fascinating habitat full of wetland wildflowers, but there are wet spots year-round. A great spot for skis!
Trail Activity
Hiking Walking Snowshoeing Cross-country-skiing
1.40 miles, Network
Easy, Moderate
Dirt/Forest Floor, Grass


Three stacked loop trails allow access to this fascinating wet meadow. Trails are wide and easy to follow, meandering under cover of conifers and through open areas. The back fields are full of interesting wildflowers, including common cottongrass and a few native orchids. Wild cranberries and blueberries can be found in places along the trail. Visitors in the spring and fall should wear rubber boots - the paths can become quite wet. In winter, the wide trails are ideal for a gentle cross-country ski (ungroomed).

Information about the property history and a printable trail map can be found on the Scarborough Land Trust website.

Other Information

Bikes are not allowed at Warren Woods due to wet trail conditions. Dog owners: your pup must be leashed or under voice control at all times; this is a sensitive ecological area - pack out all dog waste to help preserve water quality along the Nonesuch River.

Hunting is allowed on the property during Maine hunting seasons. Please wear blaze orange during these times.

Trail Manager

Scarborough Land Trust

Scarborough Land Trust
7 Oak Hill Terrace, Suite 202 / Scarborough, ME 04074
PO Box 1237 / Scarborough, ME 04070
Phone: (207) 289-1199
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Trailhead Information

From I-95, take Exit 42 toward US-1/Scarborough. Turn left onto Payne Road. In 0.9 miles the trailhead will be on the right (the east side of Payne Road). Street address: 363 Payne Rd, Scarborough.

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November 06, 2022
Beautiful trail system! Beware of others who “think” their dog is under voice control but is not, allowing their golden to run free and run up to other dogs. Another woman warned me of a gentleman daughter and golden whose dog ran up to her dog. And not even finished talking his dog did just that to mine. And again at the end of the trail the dog came running up to my dogs face no one around. I loaded my dog and a few minutes later when the man and daughter came around I told him his dog should be on a leash since he cannot control or recall his dog. He made the dog sit in front of me by command and said see my dog listens. Does his daughter like strangers running up to her face? Probably not and neither does my dog.
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