QUICK TRAIL FACTS
- Preserve Size: 154 acres
- Trail Mileage: .5 miles one way
- Pets: yes
- Difficulty: easy
- Sights: Robinhood Cove
Schoener Preserve offers a there-and-back, .5-mile walk to a beautiful little cove fed by a trickling stream. At the start, look carefully for the trailhead on the side of the road; it’s easy to set off on what appears to be the path but is in fact an old logging road to the left that leads to some homes. The blazed trail heads downhill from the parking lot and abuts a field (part of the easement) on your right. The information I found about this walk says it is a University of Maine easement to the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust, and that it is .75 miles long. I walked about .5 miles to the shore, and then crossed the stream to access some sunny rocks.
Directions: Take Route 127 south 2 miles from the Back River Bridge. Before you reach the meadow, you’ll see the preserve sign on the left. There is a roadside pullover for parking.