Posted on April 5, 2021 and last updated on April 06, 2021

Goodwin Forest, Eliot


  • Preserve Size: 74 acres
  • Trail Mileage: ~1.3 miles
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: Shorey Brook

As of the spring of 2021, you can do a 1.3-mile or so walk in the 74-acre forest through the woods to Shorey’s Brook. The Great Works Regional Land Trust says it has plans to build a bridge over the stream to add more trails on the other side. The trail begins down a straight-ish 0.4-mile established forested track, or “Old Johnson Lane,” to a short ~0.5-mile loop. This part is wide and easy. The loop is a little less easy, but brings you to the marshy stream and the interesting plant life there.

Directions: The address is 870 Goodwin Road, or Route 101, in Eliot. The parking lot probably is large enough for four cars.


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