Posted on December 10, 2018 and last updated on March 22, 2020

Dows Woods Nature Preserve, South Portland


  • Preserve Size: 9.3 acres
  • Trail Mileage: ~.4 miles
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: Kimball Brook

Behind a row of townhouses, you’ll find a 9.3-acre preserve, with a 2-acre pond, close to the high school.

Directions: Across from the South Portland High School upper parking lot, turn left onto Preservation Lane. At the end of this short street, there is parking for about four cars. Directly in front of the lot, you’ll see the trail, which heads into the woods through a break in the low stone wall a few feet from the edge of the small parking area.



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