QUICK TRAIL FACTS
- Preserve Size: 140 acres
- Trail Mileage: ~3.7 miles in network
- Pets: yes
- Difficulty: easy
- Sights: old-growth pine, hemlock and spruce trees
This 161-acre preserve protects the oldest forest stand in Falmouth, according to the town, and one of the oldest in southern Maine. It is beautiful, so cool and quiet (at times, you can hear the highway, though). If you go all the way to the end, you’ll walk a total of about 3.5 miles. There is also a newer .7-mile trail leading to Longwoods Road, which has some nice sections along a pretty stream.
In addition, the land trust has made a short wheelchair-accessible loop at the start of the walk, off the trailhead at Woods Road.
Directions: Woods Road Community Forest is on Woods Road, just north of the entrance to The Woodlands Club. A kiosk on the eastern side of the road marks the entrance.