Posted on September 14, 2015 and last updated on August 31, 2020

Woodbury Nature Sanctuary, Monmouth and Litchfield


  • Preserve Size: 401 acres
  • Trail Mileage: ~4.8 miles in network
  • Pets: no
  • Difficulty: easy to moderate
  • Sights: cedar swamp, Mud Pond, views

This sanctuary, protected by the Stanton Bird Club, contains 401 acres, two short summits, one lovely pond called Mud Pond and some views from an elevated spot on the trail! The sanctuary has two trail systems that don’t connect, with two separate parking lots, and offers more than four miles or so of paths. The trail system off of Town Farm Road has the greater mileage and the views, while the short trails off of Carver Road have access to Mud Pond and Jock Stream. The paths are well marked. Dog owners take note — no dogs allowed here.

Directions: To access the western trail system from Lewiston, take Route 9 north to Monmouth and turn left on Carver Road (dirt) which immediately crosses the power line corridor. Trailhead will be on the right. To the eastern network from Lewiston, take Route 9 north to Monmouth and turn left on Town Farm Road and drive about a mile to the trailhead on the left.


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