QUICK TRAIL FACTS
- Preserve Size: 300 acres
- Trail Mileage: >5 miles in network
- Pets: yes
- Difficulty: easy to moderate
- Sights: working forest
The trails in Cumberland, Falmouth, and Windham are very well connected, either by footpath or snowmobile trail. In my map above, Hadlock Forest is in maroon; Rines Forest is in green; Knight’s Pond Preserve in light blue; Farwell Forest in lavender; Falmouth Town Forest trails in dark blue; Falmouth Community Park in yellow; and Blackstrap Preserve in orange. Not shown on this map are the connected trails of North Falmouth Community Forest, Greely Woods, and Lowell Preserve.
Here is my attempt at a map that roughly shows the multi-town interconnected trail system.
From Hadlock Forest, you can go and go and go. The Falmouth Land Trust protects this preserve, and with the town, has done a great job of interlocking many of its trail systems. The trails intersect with snowmobile paths here as well. You can get a good lay of the land with the Strava or AllTrails app.
Directions: I accessed the forest from Range Road in Cumberland. You can park at the large lot off Range Road and walk across the street to access the Hadlock trails.You can also park off of Hadlock Road 1.7 miles north of the intersection of Mountain and Gray Roads. A Third trailhead is accessed via Winn Road about 100 yards west of the intersection of Winn and Field Roads. This trailhead is immediately across from the off-road parking for the Town Forest trails. The trailhead is hard to spot as the entrance is narrow and there is nothing but a very small sign pointing out its location. Parking is on the roadside.