Posted on December 1, 2017 and last updated on January 16, 2018

Dyer Woods, Cape Elizabeth


  • Preserve Size: 5.4 acres
  • Trail Mileage: .3 miles (from one end of the woods to the other)
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: pond, old forest

The people who live near this little forest are lucky! It is a quiet and pretty spot, and some of the trees are quite large and seem old. The short network of trails is really well marked with green ā€œGā€ Greenbelt signs (although I seem to have missed a possible loop that you can spot on the C.E. land trust’s map). There is a little pond tucked inside the parcel that neighbors say is a decent place to ice skate. You can access the woods from several spots, with two of these entrances running along the side of people’s yards. Perhaps the best place to park if you’re taking a car (although I can’t imagine you’d drive here ā€” it’s really a place for neighbors to walk to), is off Blueberry Road.

Directions: The access points are off Woodland Road, Blueberry Road, Fernwood Drive and Cliff Avenue. I recommend starting from Woodland or Blueberry roads.


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