Posted on April 17, 2017 and last updated on August 19, 2020

Hatchtown Preserve, Bristol


  • Preserve Size: 35 acres
  • Trail Mileage: 1.6 miles in network
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: river, wetlands, wooded uplands

The trail makes two short loops on a little peninsula that juts out into Pemaquid River wetlands before the river flows into Boyd Pond. It’s pretty, and can be wet. The 35-acre preserve is protected by the Pemaquid Water Association. When I visited in spring of 2017, I picked up a lot of ticks.

Directions: The kiosk and trailhead is on Boyd Pond Lane, a narrow lane off of Sproul Hill Road in Bristol. The turn off to the lane is fairly close to Hatchtown Farm.


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