Posted on February 6, 2017 and last updated on November 14, 2022

Perkinstown Wildlife Commons, Wells


  • Preserve Size: 288 acres
  • Trail Mileage: 3 miles in network
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: mature forests, brook trout fisheries, railroad track

This is a fun Great Woods Regional Land Trust preserve to walk, probably nicer to ski — especially if you take advantage of the old railroad tracks that pass close to or through this 288-acre preserve. When I visited in the winter of 2017, the place wasn’t terribly well marked, although I found a lovely loop trail marked with fluorescent pink flags. There were lots of x-c ski tracks here, and they went off and away down the RR tracks.

Directions: Turn onto Thompson Road from Perry Oliver Road. Park at the end of the cul-de-sac.


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