QUICK TRAIL FACTS
- Preserve Size: 81 acres
- Trail Mileage: 2.5 miles in network
- Pets: yes
- Difficulty: easy
- Sights: river
This is a lovely 81-acre preserve by the Saco River, with great walking trails. All together, there are about 3 miles of trails here, as well as some swimming spots. There is a promontory with a great vista of the Saco River and a little picnic table. This preserve seems to be less trammeled than its neighbor across the river — Pleasant Point Park — and also somewhat popular with mountain bikers. The perimeter trail, which is about 1.6 miles or so, is very well blazed. The interior trails are less well marked and seemingly less used.
There is also more information about the site at the Trust for Public Land.
Directions: If you’re coming from Route 202 east, you will turn left after crossing the bridge over the Saco River from Buxton. Take a left onto Old Alfred Road, and the parking lot is immediately on your left. You’ll see a sign for the preserve, and some stone steps.