Posted on August 17, 2015 and last updated on March 15, 2022

Winnick Woods, Cross Hill, Dyer-Hutchinson Farm trails, Cape Elizabeth

QUICK TRAIL FACTS

  • Preserve Size: 200 acres
  • Trail Mileage: ~7.2 miles in network
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: woods, wetlands, meadows

This large protected tract covers at least 200 acres and three preserves (Dyer-Hutchinson Farm trail, Cross Hill and Winnick Woods). There is a large network of trails here, allowing you to explore fields, forests, wetlands and streams. They also bring you around some housing developments with very large homes. There are lots of trailheads along the lanes of these developments where you can dip into the woods (but not park if so signed). The trail system is popular with dog walkers and fat bikers. While much of the walking is easy, with a few boardwalks, there are a few places where the paths go up and down small but steep hills.

Directions: There are two main parking areas: the main one off Sawyer Road, about 800 feet from the intersection with Fickett Street, with room for 10 or so cars, and a secondary one off Eastman Road. The Eastman Road lot is a bit smaller, probably large enough for four or five cars.

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