Posted on February 28, 2017 and last updated on August 06, 2017

Seawards Mills Conservation Area, Vassalboro

QUICK TRAIL FACTS

  • Preserve Size: 44 acres
  • Trail Mileage: .7 miles one way
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: Seawards Mill Stream, farm fields, hemlock forests

This is a bit of a funny walk. The kiosk is at the far end of a field and not along the road. I gather that the land trust does not own these fields and that you need to be careful not to block access roads. Anyway, once you find the .7-mile one-way trail, it quickly takes you to and along the pretty Seawards Mills Stream. It was a bit unclear to me where the path ended, but I think you are meant to walk along the edge of the field and back along the road to your car. The Kennebec Land Trust asks that walkers not walk through the farm fields or park in field entrances because this land is leased from a farmer. It was a little unclear where to park in the winter; I just pulled up alongside the road, which seems pretty quiet.

Directions: From Route 201 travel east on the Webber Pond Road for a mile. Turn right on Hannaford Hill Road and go 2.1 miles to Cross Hill Road. Turn left and travel north for 1.6 miles to the Seawards Mills Road. Turn right; parking is along the road after 0.2 miles. A KLT sign and registration box mark the trail head at the edge of the field and woods.

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