QUICK TRAIL FACTS
- Preserve Size: 52 acres
- Trail Mileage: 1-mile loop
- Pets: yes
- Difficulty: easy
- Sights: Norton Brook, mature forest, rare sedges
This is a great preserve to have in the neighborhood, and a great preserve for the students at the abutting Friends School. The two main loops on the 52-acre property are roughly 0.7 miles and 0.4 miles according to my GPS. If you do the full loop, it’s approximately 1 mile. More trails will be added in the future.
The forest is named for underground springs that feed Norton Brook, which flows into Mill Creek and eventually Casco Bay.
Directions: There are two designated parking spaces at the Friends School, but the best time to park there is during weekends and school holidays. The school is off Route 1; its address is 11 US-1, Cumberland Foreside.