Posted on February 6, 2017 and last updated on January 18, 2021

Hardy Road Conservation Area, Falmouth


  • Preserve Size: 63 acres
  • Trail Mileage: .9 miles in network
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: forested wetlands

Map shows Hardy Road Conservation Area trails in green, and Pride Preserve trails in blue.

This is a well-blazed, short walk (under a mile of trails) in woods and fields (a former landfill). It’s pleasant, and a gift for people living nearby. Maintained by the Falmouth Land Trust.

The 63 acres of the Hardy preserve is connected to the 188 acres of Pride Preserve in Westbrook, creating a possible ~4.5-mile big loop.

(Note: We noticed in our visit during January, 2020, that part of the trail in the Hardy preserve had flooded (on the west side). So you had to cross a large icy area.)

Directions: The preserve is located off Hardy Road about 1/2 mile from Blackstrap Road. You can also park at the bigger lot off Duck Pond Road to access Pride Preserve.


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