Posted on July 8, 2016 and last updated on August 11, 2017

Claire Drew Trail, Gorham


  • Preserve Size: Not sure
  • Trail Mileage: 1.6 miles in network
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights:

This roughly 1.5-or-so-mile trail system, protected by the Gorham Conservation Commission, is fairly wheelchair accessible. The trails are wide dirt roads and pretty smooth, and when I visited in June 2016 there were lots of wildflowers. You have to walk across the school’s playing fields to reach the trailhead, where there’s a sign.

Directions: Park behind the Gorham police station (270 Main Street), on Route 25, 0.3 miles east of the intersection with US Route 202/ME Route 4. Park in the lot closest to the playing fields, off Chick Drive. Walk across the fields, staying to the left, to reach the trailhead at the edge of the woods marked by a sign.

2 comments to “Claire Drew Trail, Gorham”
2 comments to “Claire Drew Trail, Gorham”
  1. This is a wonderful trail for families with children under 10. We even happened upon a retired gentleman cross country skiing it. Perfect for doing as a loop again and again. Thank you so much for highlighting it. We just visited it in winter and it was fun imagining it through the seasons walking, biking and skiing or snowshoeing.

    You may want to update the name of it though. It is called the Claire Drew trail, not Claire “Dew”. Your photos confirm this.

  2. Thanks for your comment! I agree about this trail. For me, this was one of those places that I thought might be fairly ordinary, but ended up being truly delightful. And I will correct the name, pronto!

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