Posted on May 8, 2017 and last updated on August 05, 2017

Hallowell Reservoir, Hallowell


  • Preserve Size:
  • Trail Mileage: ~1.5-mile loop
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: reservoir, small ponds

This is a lovely 1.5-mile walk (if you start at the street parking, on Town Farm Road) around the reservoir. Note: You need a parking permit from Hallowell city hall if you are not a resident and want to visit between May 15 and September 15.

If you park at the Town Farm Road and walk in, you’ll arrive at the reservoir in about .5 mile. There are a few picnic tables and a ball field. The walking path is on your left, a little ways before the reservoir. Or, if you arrive at the water’s edge, just walk around the pond on the right. You’ll catch a snowmobile trail and eventually will see the walking path on your left, on the other side of the pond. Another note: the walking path had been rerouted (in the spring of 2017) to restore wildflower habitat. Also, I didn’t see any blazes, but the trail is well-trod, so easy to follow. But because there are intersecting snowmobile paths here, keep your eye out for the walking path. It can be easy to miss.

More info here.

Directions: The parking lot is about 1,300 feet from the intersection of Town Farm Road and Winthrop Street, on the right.


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