Posted on June 10, 2022 and last updated on June 10, 2022

Leon Gorman Park, Freeport

QUICK TRAIL FACTS

  • Preserve Size: 8
  • Trail Mileage: 0.6 miles in network
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: stream, woods, park, picnic tables

Leon Gorman Park trails in red; Quarry Woods trails in blue

This small park near downtown—named for the grandson of L.L. Bean and longtime president of the retail company—is a pleasant place for an easy stroll.

Though it seems to promise wheelchair accessibility, it unfortunately is not wheelchair accessible throughout (or wasn’t in June, 2022). There are, however, paved paths at the open park-like side of it, on the north side, off Bow Street. And there are short paved trails near the other trailhead off School Street. The rest of the trails are mostly easy except for a steep hill near the north side—which you can avoid by taking the trail that skirts the hill and brings you through the open grassy section of the park.

A half-mile loop bring you through forest and around a gully. You can pull off and get a snack at Bow Street Market, or extend your walk to Quarry Woods. The trail linking the two public areas is paved.

Directions: There are two parking areas: one is off Bow Street, on the left right after Bow Street Market if you’re coming from downtown. The other is off School Street, near the Bow Street Market and the intersection with Bow Street.

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