Posted on January 1, 2021 and last updated on January 11, 2021

Old Harris Road Preserve, Pownal


  • Preserve Size: 14 acres
  • Trail Mileage: 0.6 miles one way
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: Thoit's Brook

At this 14-acre preserve, you can follow a multi-use snowmobile trail for a bit more than half a mile through the woods and across a wide section of Thoit’s Brook. The snowmobile trail continues beyond preserve boundaries—which are all very well marked. The walking is easy, with a fairly long, somewhat steep hill down (and back up again!) to the brook.

Directions: The trailhead is at the beginning of an old road, across the street from Pownal Elementary School and next to Elmwood Cemetery. The road shoulder here is wide, allowing for limited parking.


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