Posted on September 25, 2017 and last updated on September 25, 2017

Rosmarin and Saunders Family Forest, Readfield

QUICK TRAIL FACTS

  • Preserve Size: 342 acres
  • Trail Mileage: 1.1-mile loop
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: beaver pond, stream, harvested woodlot

Historically this property was farmland and pasture, but more recently it’s been used as a woodlot. The 1.1-mile loop trail makes its way through recently harvested forest, as well as by an enormous beaver pond — it’s quite impressive. There is also a stream that courses through the property. The Kennebec Land Trust says the forest was harvested in 2016 to provide income to the Rosmarin family to help them give the land to the trust, and that the land trust plan to use the woods here as a demonstration site for sustainable forestry.

Directions: From Route 41/17 in Readfield, turn onto Nickerson Hill Road. Go .6 miles to the small parking area on your left.

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