QUICK TRAIL FACTS
- Preserve Size: Eaton Farm is 200 acres
- Trail Mileage: ~1.8-mile loop
- Pets: yes
- Difficulty: easy to moderate
- Sights: fields, Back River
By far the loveliest of Chewonki’s trails is the south loop of Eaton Farm Preserve, which is on a small peninsula jutting into the Back River. The trail is easy to find and follow, and the footing is mostly gentle.
The possibly apocryphal north loop (which you can see on the map below) was quite hard to find and to follow when I visited. Additionally, the trail on Chewonki Neck might be discontinued? When I returned recently (in 2018), the forest had been posted with No Trespassing signs, so I turned around and drove away.
Directions: To get to Eaton Farm, take Route One until you turn right onto Old Ferry Road. Take the 3rd right onto Ready Point Road (Ready Point Road is 0.5 miles past Chewonki Road.) Follow Ready Point Road until you see a well-marked sign on the left for Eaton Farm Trail.