Posted on May 13, 2022 and last updated on May 13, 2022

Fawcett-Goodwin and Browning Family Reserves, Sanford

QUICK TRAIL FACTS

  • Preserve Size: ~45 acres
  • Trail Mileage: 0.7-mile loop
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy to moderate
  • Sights: forest

We just happened to see these two Mousam Way Land Trust reserves as we were driving by on High Street. They make up at least three protected areas along this stretch of road, along with the Libby Cedar Reserve. (I didn’t see any obvious trails at Libby.)

At the Fawcett-Goodwin preserve, you can leave your car in a small parking area, big enough for about two vehicles, which has been carved out of the power line corridor. From this parking lot, you’ll see a small, rough path of stones leading into the woods, where a loop has been blazed with green paint.

There should be more to my Google map based on the land trust map, but we just followed the most visible route, which made a 0.7-mile loop through the woods. The trail deposits you at the power lines, where you must make your way back 200 feet or so to the parking area.

Directions:The small parking area is marked with a Mousam Way Land Trust sign. Look for it off High Street where the street crosses the power line. It’s about half a mile from the junction with Route 4

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