Posted on October 28, 2014 and last updated on December 25, 2017

Schmid Preserve and River-Link Trail, Edgecomb


  • Preserve Size: 766 acres
  • Trail Mileage: ~5 miles in Schmid Preserve network; River-Link is roughly 6.7 miles
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy to moderate
  • Sights: woods

On the map above, River-Link Trail is red; Schmid Preserve is green; Zak Preserve is blue; and Dodge Point is yellow.

Schmid Preserve, on its own, offers five or so miles of walking paths through forests, a beautiful old road, and one sunny field (when the sun is out, that is). Mushrooms abound in season. The Edgecomb preserve is connected to the River-Link Trail, a roughly 6.7-mile path that connects Zak Preserve to Dodge Point Public Reserved Land.

The distance between Zak Preserve’s parking lot and McKay Road is about 1.7 miles. From the trailhead kiosk in McKay Road to Schmid Preserve, it’s about 1.3 miles. To reach Dodge Point from McKay Road, it’s about five miles.

Directions: There are two trail heads. For the one on Middle Road, take a right onto Route 27 from Route 1 after passing through Wiscasset. In 2.5 miles take a left onto Middle Road. Go .9 miles until you see the parking lot and trail head on your right. For the trail head off of Old County Road, take Route 27 from Route 1. Go 3.1 miles and turn left onto Old County Road. The trailhead is .4 mile on your right.

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