Posted on March 1, 2021 and last updated on April 04, 2022

Maguire Preserve, Whitefield

QUICK TRAIL FACTS

  • Preserve Size: Not sure
  • Trail Mileage: ~3.9 miles
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy to moderate
  • Sights: Weary Pond, creek, wetlands

We visited this new Midcoast Conservancy preserve before its kiosk was complete and trail map posted, so it’s possible there are more trails to come. But what trails there were on this preserve as of February 2021 are really great. The first 1.6-miles brings you through a pretty forest, along a stream with a small waterfall, and up a slight ridge.

At. 1.6 miles, the trail crosses a single-lane dirt road, Weary Pond Road, and splits into a 0.7-mile loop. If you turn right, you will quickly reach the northern end of Weary Pond — a beautiful, undeveloped pond — and the marshy reaches beyond it. It looks like the pond would be a great place for a swim, but we visited when everything was still cold and frozen, so cannot confirm!

Update: A visitor in March, 2022, reports the kiosk is up!

Directions: (From the conservancy: “From Wiscasset, take ME-218 N/Alna Road for 13.1 miles. Turn right onto ME-194 E/ME-218 N. Continue to follow ME-218 N for 0.6 miles. Turn right onto Heath Road and follow for approximately 1.5 miles” to the small parking area on the right.)

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One comment to “Maguire Preserve, Whitefield”
One comment to “Maguire Preserve, Whitefield”
  1. From a MBF user: “My wife and I hiked here today (March, 2022) and enjoyed it. There now is a new kiosk at the trailhead. There is probably room for three or four cars to park in the gravel parking lot at the trailhead. The trail is the same as described in the original post. The trail is well marked with blue blazes, which is good, because it’s not always intuitive as to where this curvy trail is going next without them. Considering it’s late March, the trail was in good condition–soft in places, but not too muddy. There were some patches of ice in the trail, but they were not a big problem. There are a number of fords over streams you have to make on stepping stones, or a small leap/big step. The waterfall is very pretty–perhaps an 8 foot drop or so. The pond is pretty as well. It was not crowded; we walked all the way out to the pond, and a little bit on the other part of the loop to go see the beaver ponds at the corner of the lake, a bit off the trail. We were there on a Sunday, and we only saw one other couple the whole time.”

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