Posted on May 30, 2016 and last updated on December 13, 2020

Hawkes Preserve, Gorham


  • Preserve Size: 41 acres
  • Trail Mileage: 1.1 miles in network
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: Presumpscot River, hemlock forest, old Cumberland and Oxford Canal

This is a quiet, wooded spot, with part of the trail running alongside the pretty Presumpscot River. The 41-acre preserve, protected by the Presumpscot Regional Land Trust, seems to be popular with dog walkers, and it offers a portage for boats with a sturdy boat launch and staircase. The loop is roughly a mile.

Directions:The main parking area is at the end of Tow Path Road off Route 202 in Gorham. You can also park at Great Falls Elementary School, according to a reader. Like many schools, it might be best to park here when school is not in session.

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