Mill Brook Preserve, Westbrook

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.