Posted on November 27, 2013 and last updated on August 16, 2020

Berry Woods Preserve, Georgetown


  • Preserve Size: 377 acres
  • Trail Mileage: 4.8-mile walk (plus ~4 miles at Newman)
  • Pets: no
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: Kennebec River, Wilson Pond

Berry Woods trails are marked in red and Josephine Newman trails in blue

This Nature Conservancy preserve is a beautiful spot, with miles of trails spanning out from the trailhead. The 377-acre parcel connects with another 1,300 acres of conserved lands, including Maine Audubon’s Josephine Newman Sanctuary.

Berry Woods is well-blazed, but it is easy to miss the trail off to the right and to the view of Kennebec River if you’re not looking out for it.

To find the trail that continues across Bay Point Road from the Berry Woods Preserve parking lot, follow the driveway of the bearings business to the end. You’ll see a trail sign, and the path heads down to the left to the pond’s edge. No dogs allowed.

Directions: From Route 1, drive south on Route 127 South approximately 10 miles. Turn right on to Bay Point Road. The parking area is approximately 1 mile down on the right.