Posted on September 3, 2018 and last updated on September 03, 2018

Gott Pasture Preserve, Wayne

QUICK TRAIL FACTS

  • Preserve Size: 75 acres
  • Trail Mileage: 1.6 miles
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Sights: Wilson Pond, woods

This is a very pretty place, albeit not the easiest of walks. From the trailhead kiosk, you can take one of three steepish trails down to the shore of Wilson Pond. There are several spots where you can swim, either from rocks or a narrow beach (which was quite shady the afternoon when I visited). While there used to be pasture here, it is now a lovely oak, pine and hemlock-filled forest. The land is protected by the Kennebec Land Trust.

Directions: From Route 133 in Wayne Village, turn south on the Old Winthrop Road (0.7 mi.); turn right on Morrison Heights Road for 1.4 miles; bear left on Hardscrabble Road for 1.3 miles. A small parking lot is off Hardscrabble Road, on the left a little way past George’s Road. The lot is not plowed in the winter. 

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