Curtis Homestead Conservation Area, Leeds
From the parking area, you can choose one of three grassy trails that lead through pretty fields before heading into the woods. You can do either (or both) a shorter stroll on the Lower Fields Loop Trail, or a longer walk around the Woodlot Trail. Both are mostly forested. The preserve, once the childhood home of former Maine Governor Kenneth M. Curtis, is good for birding, and includes fields, mature and less mature woodlands, and wetlands. It is well cared for by the Kennebec Land Trust.
Directions: From Route 202 in Monmouth, go west on the Bog Rd. for about 1.5 miles. The parking area on the right is about .25 miles from the junction with Route 106.