Lowell Preserve is a 4.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Windham, Maine that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
cross country skiing
The Lowell Preserve is over 300 acres of a forested conservation area that has over 8 miles of trails for all types of users from hikers to ATV users. This wooded trail system consists of a number of loops ranging in length from 0.3 to 3.4 miles. The trails are a mixture of packed earth and rocky surfaces that have various elevation inclines throughout the area, and are used by hikers, mountain bikers, snowshoers, cross-country skiers, horseback riders, and snowmobilers. The Lowell Preserve consists of three main trail loops marked by yellow, blue and green blazes. The yellow-blazed loop is called the Libby Hill Loop Trail and circumvents the boundary of the property, almost 3.5 miles. Most of the Libby Hill Loop Trail is for hiking, mountain bikes and ATV users. The blue-blazed trail is called the Virginia Trail and heads towards the center of the property, looping back after ending about half way into the property. The Virginia Trail is 1.7 miles in length. The green-blazed trail is called the Roscoe Loop trail and is a 1.5 mile loop in the northern section of the property. Orange and red blazed connector trails link the main loops. Follow the link below for a map showing the trail names and blaze colors. Allowed uses within the trail network include hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, ATVing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling. Trails and trail sections are marked to show allowed uses. Please respect the signs.
Great trail. Well marked in most areas.
horribly marked trail. If you can figure out where to go it seems like there are a lot of different paths to take. Very muddy as ATVs are allowed to use much of the trail. Parking is located at the fire station.
Many of the trails allow ATV use, which causes huge mud puddles. The back side of the preserve is pretty nice. If you are looking for a longer route, it connects to North Falmouth Woods adjacent to the wetland in the very back. Also trail maps are quite difficult to read because the markers are either faded or different colors.
nice little place to wander through the woods...
went & did the blue & green trail today at the advice of a hiker who knew the trail. trail is nice a few muddy spots which I had to go around & had to walk across some rocks to get over a few brooks. trail has a map at each intersection but they're not really marked well as to where you are. there is also yellow arrow signs which are for the atv trail so don't follow those,believe me we learned the hard way,lol But overall a nice hike,a little more on the easy side.
This was a great hike! The terrain was varied - flat, rocky, uphill, downhill. There were so many leaves on the ground, which made the trail hard to follow at times. But it's well marked with blazes of various colors. We followed the Yellow blazed-trail. The only downside, is hunting is allowed on the preserve during the season and we hadn't come prepared with orange markers for our dog.