QUICK TRAIL FACTS
- Preserve Size: more than 400 acres
- Trail Mileage: ~5 miles in network
- Pets: yes
- Difficulty: easy to moderate
- Sights: woods
Trails in blue are North Falmouth Community Forest. Trails in red are Lowell Preserve. The trails in Cumberland, Falmouth, and Windham are well connected, either by footpath or snowmobile trail. Here is my attempt at a map that roughly shows the multi-town interconnected trail system.
You can access the North Falmouth Community Forest trail system from Blackstrap Road (and Blackstrap Preserve), or from a development off of Babbidge Road, on the Oxwood Woods Drive. There is probably room for just two or three cars on the pull-off on Blackstrap Road.
The trail network begins with a hill, and in about 0.3 miles reaches an overlook with a decent view of the area—for this elevation!
The North Falmouth Community Forest trail network—which is color coded and well signed, with occasional maps at intersections—has just about 5 miles of trails, so you can do a sizable walk or bike ride before heading over to Blackstrap Preserve, if you want to keep going. On the other side, the trail network also links up with Lowell Preserve, and to miles of snowmobile trails.
From the trailhead on Blackstrap Road to Lowell Preserve, it’s roughly 2.3 miles. The line between the two preserves is well marked.
Directions: This preserve shares a pull-off with Blackstrap Hill Preserve, on Blackstrap Road. The lot is about half a mile north of the intersection of Babbidge Road and Blackstrap Road, and just a ways up from Hemlock Cove Road.