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

Hardy Road Conservation Area, Falmouth

QUICK TRAIL FACTS

  • 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.

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