Posted on October 18, 2016 and last updated on June 24, 2019

Mill Brook Preserve, Westbrook

QUICK TRAIL FACTS

  • Preserve Size: 130 acres
  • Trail Mileage: 5 miles
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy to moderate
  • Sights: Mill Brook, woods

This trail includes five delightful miles along the Mill Brook — a mostly wide, shallow, and rock strewn little river. From the trailhead off Methodist Road, if you’re willing to scramble down a steep bank, you will find a few flat rocks and deeper pools. There are four trailheads with parking.

The riverside path does go up and down a bit, and there are a few scrambles up steep sections.  In the spring, you can catch the spectacular sight of alewife fish migrating from Casco Bay to Highland Lake. The Presumpscot Regional Land Trust’s maps indicate where the best places are fish viewing on its maps.

Directions: There are four places to start your walk and leave your car. One is on Methodist Road, across from 802 Methodist Rd. You walk down a bank along a mowed snowmobile trail. Follow this until you see a trail sign. You can also park on the side of Willow Drive and cross Route 302 to reach the trail. You can also start your walk from Perry Court road or from the Northern Trailhead, at the intersection of Methodist Road and Route 302.

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