Posted on May 14, 2014 and last updated on January 31, 2019

Trout Brook Preserve, Alna


  • Preserve Size: 126 acres
  • Trail Mileage: ~1.7 mils in network
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: Trout Brook, Sheepscot River

This 126-acre preserve, overseen by the Midcoast Conservancy, offers some sweet hideaways — lovely pockets of the world tucked away along the brook. The only thing is the trail doesn’t take you to these spots. You have to get off the path and crunch your way over fallen twigs and leaves to the sun-warmed rocks by the stream. Unless I missed a little spur or two? Anyway, I wish I had brought lunch to eat on one of these sunny rocks, where I could sit for a while and watch the flowing water.

Directions:From Wiscasset, take Route 218 North for 7.5 miles to the Alna Store. Continue on Rt 218 for 1/2 mile. The preserve parking lot and kiosk are located on the left just past Peaslee Road (on the right).


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