QUICK TRAIL FACTS
- Preserve Size: Not sure
- Trail Mileage: ~2.7 miles in network
- Pets: yes
- Difficulty: easy
- Sights: pond, woods, stream
Instead of catching a matinee or going on a shopping spree, go for a walk! Clark’s Pond Trail South Portland Land Trust trails skirts the pond behind the mall. While parts of the walk don’t let you forget you’re in an urban setting (there is some litter, and occasionally signs of homeless people), it is peaceful and fun to be in such a different world so close to a shopping mall. Retracing my steps, I did about 2.4 miles of walking here.
The South Branch Trail nearby is accessible from the Cinemagic parking lot. The loop is roughly 0.6 miles, part of which follows the brook.
There’s a good map of the area here.
Directions: If you are arriving by car, use the western (or second) entrance into the Home Depot lot after you’ve turned off of Gorham Road. You’ll see a kiosk and parking to the right of the building. If you head left, you’ll walk out on a small peninsula with benches. If you go right, you’ll walk about 1.1 miles to the end of the trail on busy Westbrook Street.