QUICK TRAIL FACTS
- Preserve Size: 308 acres
- Trail Mileage: Perimeter loop is roughly 3 miles
- Pets: yes
- Difficulty: moderate
- Sights: woods
Trails in red are in Lowell Preserve. Blue trails are in North Falmouth Community Forest. The trails in Cumberland, Falmouth, and Windham are very well connected, either by footpath or snowmobile trail. Here is my attempt at a map that roughly shows the multi-town interconnected trail system.
This is a popular place for fat-tire and mountain bikers, and it connects to the many miles of trails in Falmouth and Cumberland, as well as to miles of snowmobile trails. But if you are not familiar with the preserve, it is easy to get a bit turned around in here and even lost. The trails are not as well marked as the neighboring Falmouth system (or they weren’t when I visited in the winter of 2017, and again in the winter of 2021).
I found the trails in the southern portion more clearly marked than the northern part. It is also a bit of an uphill slog from the bottom of Lowell to the top (or, to put a more positive spin on it, a fun descent!).
If you’re looking for the connector to North Falmouth Community Forest, and leaving from the Windham fire station, start on the yellow Libby Hill Loop, then take the blue Virginia Trail to green Roscoe. (Some of the older trails on the east side of the preserve were closed when I visited in 2021.) The intersection with the connector to North Falmouth is well marked.
Directions: The parking lot is at the East Windham Fire Station, 45 Falmouth Road, across from Beach Road and about 1,100 feet from Little Duck Road.