Posted on March 1, 2021 and last updated on March 15, 2021

Maguire Preserve, Whitefield


  • 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!

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.)


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