Posted on November 24, 2014 and last updated on March 26, 2021

Falmouth Nature Preserve, Falmouth


  • Preserve Size: 30.5 acres
  • Trail Mileage: ~2 miles in network
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: Mill Creek tidal estuary

This is a pleasant, wooded preserve with about three miles of trails, popular with dog walkers. There is a nice section of the trail — from the red and orange trails, particularly — that follows the pretty Mill Creek tidal estuary and salt marsh.

I recently revisited this preserve in 2018, and the trails are well marked. The best walks to do here are the red and orange loops, which include the views of the creek and are easy to walk and easy to follow. The red loop is perhaps a bit dryer than the orange loop. Some of the trails linking the two loops — which are marked with blue blazes — are a little overgrown. There are also paths that wander off the preserve into nearby woods that locals use.

Directions: The Falmouth Nature Preserve is on Foreside Road, roughly opposite 177 Foreside Rd. The driveway is a bit hard to spot, so drive closely and look for the land trust sign. 


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