Black Brook Preserve is a lightly trafficked loop trail located near Windham, ME. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and snowshoeing. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
The Black Brook Preserve trail network has rolling hills, mature trees, and brooks along with a variety of wildlife and plant life. The trails are great location for bird watching and enjoying the historic charm of Windham. There are several miles of trails that cross through all areas of the Black Brook Preserve with over 600 feet of bog bridges to protect the wetlands and keep hikers feet dry. Cedar benches scattered along the trail to sit and enjoy the silence or have a snack. The historic charm, rural character and natural beauty that Windham is known for can all be found in the rolling hills, mature trees, and brooks of the preserve. There is also a wide variety of wildlife, plant life, and birds. Deer, beaver, coyote, fox, porcupines, raccoons, wild turkeys, partridge, skunks, owls, & egrets are among the wildlife seen here. This natural forested wetland is a haven for herons, ducks, songbirds, and fish. The preserve's newest residents are beavers; their dams and lodges can easily be found in the center of the preserve and along the trails that touch the brook. The Black Brook forms here in the Preserve and begins its journey meandering along through fields and forests until it empties into the Presumpscot River, which serves as part of Windham's western border six miles away.
Well kept and very quite, but I got lost halfway through the diamond trail due to the poor trail markers going the direction I went
Small set of trails skirting a brook and wet area. Lots of tree roots to walk over and trail has many wet areas. There are several wooden plaques noting the wildlife and common foliage which makes the walk educational. There are four Geocaches here.