Posted on April 5, 2016 and last updated on August 12, 2019

Sherwood Forest Conservation Area, Auburn


  • Preserve Size: 78 acres
  • Trail Mileage: 2.3 miles in network
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: forest, fields

Adjacent to the Sherwood Heights School is a pleasant and seemingly well-used trail system on about 78 acres, some of it owned by the Androscoggin Land Trust, some owned by Auburn. The trails are all blazed, and some have signs. That being said, the system does connect to snowmobile trails, and I inadvertently wandered off the preserve when the green-blazed trail took a sharp right and a snowmobile trail continued ahead.

(It’s funny, but my map doesn’t look anything like the official map. When in doubt, go with the official version!)

Directions: Follow South Main Street to New Auburn to the intersection with Cook Street.  Take a right onto Cook Street and follow until the intersection with 19thStreet.  Take a left onto 19th Street and follow until it dead-ends.  Park on the side of 19th Street and the trailhead will be on your left. On the weekends, you can probably park at the school?


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