QUICK TRAIL FACTS
- Preserve Size: Eaton Farm is 200 acres
- Trail Mileage: ~4 miles in network
- Pets: yes
- Difficulty: easy to moderate
- Sights: fields, Back River
Chewonki is, I believe, interested in building a long network of connected trails adjacent to its campus. The south loop of Eaton Farm Preserve, which is on a peninsula jutting out into the Back River, is really beautiful, with lovely views. It’s easy to find and follow, and the footing is mostly gentle. The north loop, however, was quite hard to find and to follow when I visited. The trail closest to the Chewonki campus, on the west side of Chewonki Creek, is also hard to find, and not quite as nice as the south loop of Eaton Preserve.
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. For the trail along the river, west of Eaton Farm, you take Chewonki Neck Road and park in the small lot across the dirt road from the barn. It’s a bit tricky finding the trail head.