The Berwicks

This page covers walks in Berwick, South Berwick, and North Berwick

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  • Grant’s Meadow at Beaver Dam Heath — A 3/4-mile walk close to the heath. Berwick. 
  • Negutaquet Conservation Area — 100 acres includes a small river, old family cemetery, and lovely woods. Connected to Maple Street Conservation Area via a path on private land.
  • Negutaquit Nature Trails — Behind the primary school are 55 well-blazed and very pretty trails that pass through a mature forest, along the Negutaquet River (and over it on a suspension bridge), and along the edges of a meadow. The public can visit when the school is not in session.
  • Maple Street Conservation Area and Town Forest — This preserve is connected to the Negutaquet parcel via a path on private land (that doesn’t allow pets). You can walk the 2.2 miles here or go for a longer walk over to Negutaquet.
  • Madeline Blaisdell Walking Trails — The trails are made up of two half-mile trails that loop around North Berwick’s rec center. One is wheelchair accessible, around the fields, while the other loops through the woods.
  • Bauneg Beg Mountain — Quite an extraordinary little mountain for this part of Maine. An easy .6-mile or so hike to a lookout. 
  • Grover-Herrick Preserve — 1-mile loop in the woods, with a bench overlooking part of Bauneg Beg Pond.
  • Vaughan Woods Memorial State Park — About three miles of wide trails in woods, with some views of the Salmon Falls River. The trail network links up the grand Hamilton House. This park is very popular.
  • Savage Preserve — A one-mile loop through meadow and woods, along tidal and freshwater frontage. 
  • Desrochers Memorial Forest — A good portion of this 2.2 mile trail network runs along the pretty Great Works River.
  • Orris Falls Conservation Area — This 198-acre preserve has a lot to explore: literary history (Sarah Orne Jewett described a scene at an old home here), beaver ponds, balancing rocks. The trails stretch out and you can do a few different loops. There is also a path—the Checkerberry Trail—connecting the preserve to Mt. Agamenticus Conservation Area.
  • Kenyon Hill Preserve — You can do a pleasant mile loop in the woods here, and check out an enormous granite block with a towering cliff face.
  • Newichawannock Woods — A forest trail brings you to the edge of a wide section of the Salmon Falls River. The easy loop from the parking area is roughly 1.0 mile.
  • Keay Brook Preserve — Easy walking—on wide, level woods trails—bring you to a pretty spot on the Salmon Falls River and the even prettier Keay Brook.