Posted on October 15, 2018 and last updated on October 15, 2018

Saint Joseph’s College trails, Standish


  • Preserve Size: 474 acres
  • Trail Mileage: ~3 miles in network
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: Sebago Lake, mountains (on a clear day)

The cross-country trails around campus are well taken care of, and smooth and wide enough for wheelchairs (if you can handle an occasional rock, root, and minor incline). The highlight of a walk is the view from the college’s Sebago Lake beach. On a clear day, Mt. Washington is visible, floating like a cloud above the lake and distant forested shore.

The perimeter trail is about two miles. All told, there are roughly three miles of trails here, according to my GPS. And…I believe you can park anywhere on campus, at least on evenings, weekends, and holidays. I visited on a Sunday, when things were sleepy and there was plenty of room. That might change mid-week.

Directions: St. Joseph’s College campus is on the left, off of White Bridges Road. Turn onto White Bridges Road from Route 35, across from Patch’s convenience store.

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