Posted on October 18, 2016 and last updated on June 27, 2018

Black Brook Preserve, Windham


  • Preserve Size: 105 acres
  • Trail Mileage: ~2.2 miles of trails
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: mature trees, brooks

This seems to be one of Windham’s more popular trail systems; it is protected by the Presumpscot Regional Land Trust. The preserve is more than 100 acres, and has many trails — some of the interior ones seemed to be in the process of being developed when I visited in October 2016. In all, there’s about 2.5 miles of trails here. Someone has put up lovely nature signs along a couple of the trails. I recommend the Diamond Trail.

The preserve map notes a second trailhead and parking lot off Route 202. I wouldn’t recommend parking a car here, though, there’s just a grassy area next to the busy road. The primary trailhead off Windham Center Road does offer a good-sized parking lot, so I would start from here. Included in the preserve map is a snowmobile trail, which doesn’t seem to be walked very often. The wooded trails are more popular, I think.

Directions: From the traffic circle in Windham where Routes 302, 202 and 4 meet, follow Route 202/4 south just under one mile to the intersection with Windham Center Road. Turn left (east) onto Windham Center Road and continue another .3 miles to the gravel parking area and trailhead on the left.


Let me know if you have any trail updates or corrections!