Claire Drew Trail

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Claire Drew Trail is a 1.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Gorham, Maine that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.4 miles
59 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly


cross country skiing


mountain biking


trail running



wild flowers

This network of family-friendly walking trails winds through a major tornado pathway and is perfect for use in any season. Located a short distance from downtown Gorham, the Claire Drew Trail provides a wide, gentle loop through the town-owned Chick Property, and makes for a great family hike in a natural setting. Side trails branch off the main loop towards the athletic fields and Narragansett School complex making it possible to add distance and make different loops. The trails are not marked, but they are easily followed. The trail is dedicated to Claire Drew, a school nurse, whose persistent efforts helped to make this trail a reality. Of particular interest is the fact that the Claire Drew Trail lies within the path of a tornado, which touched down on the Chick Property during a significant weather event in July 2010. The tornado leveled once majestic pines, many which still stand on the perimeter of the property. The town cleared out all the downed wood, although some impressive 20' snags remain along sections on the trail.

2 months ago

Funny little trail. Looks like witches live back here. Definitely needs better signage. Good for dogs but found ticks on us after! Just check when you’re done hiking!

9 months ago

Easy footing. Simple stroll through the woods. Not a lot of signage at intersections of trails.

11 months ago

peaceful and good for a quick Trail hike and especially good for smaller animals and children

Thursday, November 05, 2015