Posted on January 4, 2016 and last updated on August 15, 2017

Sylvan Trail, Saco


  • Preserve Size: Not sure
  • Trail Mileage: 1.7 miles round trip
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: forest, fields

The Sylvan Trail is lovingly named but is unfortunately located right next to a highway, which means the path is a bit noisy in the beginning. But this shouldn’t put you off taking a short walk here — the trail in total is about 1.7 miles — because the meadows you skirt are beautiful. The trails are well-marked and easy. Saco Bay Trails has some good information on the walk.

Directions: From downtown Saco, go north for approximately 4 miles on Main St. which turns into Rt 1 North. Just past the Rt 98/Cascade Rd turnoff, turn left on Flag Pond Rd. Go 0.7 mile and immediately before the turnpike bridge, turn right into the parking area for the trail.



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