Witt Swamp Preserve Loop is a 0.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Norway, Maine that features a great forest setting 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.

0.9 miles
22 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


cross country skiing


mountain biking

nature trips



Short loop trail meandering through mature hemlock, white cedar and mixed hardwood forest buffering Witt Swamp. Very evocative site, perfect for quiet reflection, forest study, and fungi study in the fall. Witt Swamp Preserve is a 141-acre parcel owned by the Western Foothills Land Trust since 2004. The Swamp is named after Benjamin Witt, Norway’s first blacksmith. From 1872–2004, the forested parcel was owned by C. B. Cummings & Sons of Norway makers of wooden dowels, monopoly board pieces and pieces for other wooden games. The lot does have a history of past forest management and evidence of such is still clearly visible throughout the lot in old stumps, skid trails and the forest structure itself. With much of the preserve in wetland habitats, these wetland acres have likely never been managed and are present with a structure indicative of such.

1 month ago

Short, fun, beautiful trail. The trail head sign doesn't say you can bike it, but it doesn't say you can't either. If you choose to make sure your bike is well tuned, your tires are fat with thick tread, and u have full protective gear on. There are some steep, short descents with sharp turns.

8 months ago

This is a great little walk in any season. Easy to follow as the trail is well marked with yellow arrows.