QUICK TRAIL FACTS
- Preserve Size: 231 acres
- Trail Mileage: ~5 miles in network
- Pets: yes
- Difficulty: easy
- Sights: streams, forest, fields, pond
I am combining these two protected areas into one map because their trails link up, creating the possibility of a walk of several miles, mostly in the woods. I’m not going to add “quiet” walk to my description, because the Robinson Woods trail network — at least on the day I visited — was filled, that’s relatively speaking of course, with runners, kids on bikes, dog walkers and one mushroomer who wasn’t having any luck. Robinson Woods includes some open fields and lily-padded ponds (but don’t let your dogs swim here). The Cape Elizabeth Land Trust has some good online maps showing the lengths you can walk in town.
In Stonegate, the trails are mostly well-marked but do be mindful you don’t wander off the main trail onto neighbors’ properties. As you’re ambling along, you do see quite a few large homes through the trees and leaves.
Directions: You can access this trail system at a number of different spots. The best place to park is in the parking lot on Shore Road. If you’re coming from the south, it’s on the left, after Olde Colony Lane and across the street from Lawson Road. If you’re coming from the north, the lot is about a half mile down the road from Fort Williams park on your right.