Posted on September 23, 2013 and last updated on April 12, 2020

Frank Knight Forest, Yarmouth


  • Preserve Size: 75 acres
  • Trail Mileage: 1.7 miles in network
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: meadows, community garden

I was touched by this sweet place. I thought it might just be a rather ordinary walk in the woods, but the trail sets of from what appears to be an active community garden, and then follows wide paths (which when they are drive, are probably wheelchair/stroller accessible) to lovely meadows. Along the way you pass an apple orchard (which is fortified with lots of Keep Out! signs). An unusually shaped stone bench has been set up underneath a tree in one of the meadows. One trail, after passing through deep mature woods, ends at the railroad track, another takes you to a winding creek. The preserve is 75 acres.

Directions: Take East Main Street heading northeast. From the North Road intersection, the entrance is about 0.8 mile on the left just past the Community Garden sign. Park by the kiosk at the Community Garden.


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