Posted on March 28, 2016 and last updated on April 12, 2022

Erickson Fields, Rockport


  • Preserve Size: 93 acres
  • Trail Mileage: 1.6 miles in network
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: field and forest

(Erickson trails and connector trail to Beech Hill in orange; Beech Hill trails in blue.)

This former farm and current preserve has a wide, easy, looped trail — roughly 1.4 miles — that links up to the spectacular Beech Hill Preserve, approximately two miles away. It’s wheelchair-accessible the whole way. The land here is protected by the Maine Coast Heritage Trust.

Directions: Erickson Fields Preserve is located at 124 West St. in Rockport. From the south, take Route 1 north until it intersects with Route 90 outside of Warren, and turn left on Route 90. Follow Route 90 nearly to its end, about 10.5 miles (and about 2.5 miles past the stoplight and intersection with Route 17). Erickson Fields Preserve is on your right across from Cross Street.

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