Saco Heath Preserve Trail

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Saco Heath Preserve Trail is a 2.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Saco, Maine that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
2.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

no dogs

2 months ago

great place to bring the kids. Unusual plant life and long bridges that the kids will love. Short, flat hike that we return to several times a year

6 months ago

I found the “heath” a lovely alternative to a trail that is completely in the woods.

6 months ago

Very easy walk but so pretty.

7 months ago

We have done this one quite a bit, as I live nearby, really a very neat walk, if your looking for something different, and easy.

8 months ago

Awesome heath preserve. This place is wonderful if you like geeking out on plants.

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful and relaxing walk

nature trips
10 months ago

beautiful walk thru the bog. lots of mosquitos before the bog so bring or wear bug spray!! took about 45 min or so to walk it.

walking
11 months ago

No dogs allowed... bummer
Nice short walk out over a marsh/bog area on raised dock like walkway. Wish dogs were allowed!

walking
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

fun couple mile trail, the board walk is nice and there is some nice seating mid way out to sit and enjoy nature.

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Gorgeous! The whole thing is wicked interesting. Never even knew this little gem existed.

hiking
Thursday, September 22, 2016

Super Nice, very easy unique trail. The boardwalk makes a unique path, and the Heath is it's own little world.

walking
Thursday, September 01, 2016

Awesome little walk, definitely recommend to anyone. I'd also recommend it in the early morning!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Absolutely loved this trail,very unique and well posted

hiking
Saturday, June 25, 2016

Gorgeous day. Easy parking. Informative marquee revealing how the land was formed. Trail is flat and easy. Pretty flowers (see photo). Almost surreal, like being in another world,, walking across what used to be ponds now filled in with reed moss and then sphagnum moss on top. We assumed they must have hauled a generator in there to complete that long walkway. Lots of work! We enjoyed it, and it wasn't very buggy. Some sunny stretches but also some shady areas. Nice easy 2.2 miles.

hiking
Thursday, June 23, 2016

The end of the trail was a tad confusing. It was a beautiful day!

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Good for kids. Great views.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

my favorite place to walk with my 2 year old!

walking
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Mostly flat and somewhat narrow (stroller-friendly, btw). Not much to do or to walk, but a fantastic, unusual place for a leisurely stroll or a photoshoot. I haven't had the opportunity to walk across a peat bog before, the terrain is like nothing I'm used to - bet it's amazing during the golden light hours. Wish there was more walking/hiking at the loop section. Big kudos for maintaining this.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

We went in summer, and got hot going across the heath in the open. otherwise, nice hike, and we got to see unusual plant life.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

love the boardwalks and all the unique trees and plants. Wouldn't really call it a hike, there isn't anything strenuous about it just walking on flat surface the hole time. I think it would be a really fun place for people with smaller children. easy enough for them to lead the way. great view and a great day. I'd recommend it.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Went on a photo shoot trip there. As it is in the marsh, where bug repellant during the season. Very scenic, including rarely seen bog plants such as wild cranberry and pitcher plants.

walking
Friday, December 18, 2015

not really a hike but more of a walk. Beautiful scenery and the boardwalk was very pleasant to walk along as well as beautifully colored. Felt like samurai jack for a little when the trail looked endless with no escape routes should someone be walking opposite of you. went in December while it was close to 60 degrees. overall a nice experience but not a hike.

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Worth the walk, to see so far across the Heath. Glad to see the boardwalk getting some repair attention.

birding
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

It we great. The kids had fun, the stayed busy for a few hours and I took lots of great nature pictures.

hiking
Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Great trail for kids, and recently completed!

hiking
Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Went on the trail yesterday.It was completed but, had the old boardwalks at the end of trail which was an eye sore. Still kids thought the boardwalk was amazing. It was neat to see how blown away they were at bridges.

hiking
Wednesday, May 06, 2015

I saw a review in 2011 saying the trail wasn't finished so I figured that it had to of been finished by now...nope... the trail starts out very nice but then it just stops and there are 5-6 huge piles of old wood from a brigde making the veiw look trashy. I was very exited until I got to that point:(

hiking
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Beautiful

Friday, July 18, 2014

Got here to find out they do not allow dogs...wish i could have brought them but didn't get a chance to explore. Good parking area. Do not listen to the gps...do not turn down tall pines rd

Friday, May 30, 2014

Very easy trail and a lot of fun. I recommend for a nice walk or a get a way from the world.

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