Posted on July 28, 2019 and last updated on August 05, 2019

Pettengill Preserve, Hancock


  • Preserve Size: 94 acres
  • Trail Mileage: 1.1 miles in network
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: old homestead, forest

This forest walk ends at the remains of an old homestead. Like many crumbled ruins of 18th- and 19th-century farms, all that remains is a depression where the house or barn foundation was, and the rocks used for the structure. Perhaps people with more knowledge will be able to discern other details.

Be sure not to follow a snowmobile trail that bisects the walking path at roughly .3 miles. This forest is protected by Crabtree Neck Land Trust, which is pursuing “large-scale conservation in this area…to save large, unbroken tracts of land that protect highly valued wildlife habitat and maintain the rural character of Crabtree Neck.”

Directions: The trailhead is on the Point Road, about a mile from Route 1.


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