Posted on September 9, 2013 and last updated on May 20, 2019

Foreside Trails, Topsham


  • Preserve Size: Not sure
  • Trail Mileage: ~2 miles in network
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: river, playing fields

These town trails wind around the recreational fields next to the Androscoggin River. Access to the river itself is a bit tough and the banks are muddy. Otherwise, just enjoy your stroll along the river’s edge until the trail ends at a creek and you turn back the way you came. The trail spur that goes to the TnT Bible Church crosses an area with a lot of beaver activity, so it can be very wet and difficult to cross. 

If you continue across the street behind the recreational fields, you first have to ascend a steep bank. Then the trails wind around between the neighborhoods and are popular with dog walkers.

Directions: To access the trails, take a right at the lights onto Rt. 24/ Elm Street. Follow for a half mile, and take a right on Foreside Road. Half-mile down, you’ll see the recreational fields. Parking is available in lots on either side of the street. Dog bags are available.