Explore the most popular birding trails near Falmouth with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Unlike the title, this trail is open however as it's hunting season you should wear blaze orange.

A gorgeous place to take a relaxed walk. The plants are incredible. No dogs allowed.

Definitely wear your hiking shoes on this trail. Has a nice little lookout area not that far into the hike. Trail was marked well

Peaceful and nicely maintained with lots of wildlife (including a rather surprised broad-winged hawk). Trails are well marked and there are maps at most major intersections but there are a few small connections/offshoots not shown on the map which can get confusing. Frequent intersections with snowmobile trails but those are unmarked and less maintained so it's easy to stay on the correct path. Connection to the Lowell trail system is a huge plus!

6 months ago

Well marked trails right off 88 in Falmouth. Very popular place to walk dogs, watch for blow down trees!

7 months ago

easy level terrain, nice for families to walk.

This is a wonderful urban trail system with well-marked trails of green, yellow, red and white markers. Portland Trails has done a great job marking and maintaining the trail (including pointing out what plants are invasive). There are several marked posts containing a number but I have yet to find what these numbers represent. Hopefully, someone will post what they represent. Dogs can run free once they get beyond 300 yards from the parking area.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Great trek through the woods - nice ups and downs - the trails were marked very well.

Saturday, September 02, 2017

We discovered Gilsland by happy accident. It's lovely! Little bit of woods, little bit of meadow, little bit of marsh and water views. Perfect to burn some kid energy and view birds, wildflowers, and bugs.

Monday, July 17, 2017


Some confusing trail markings, but hey, your in Falmouth. Place is pretty swell, lots of room to explore. There's a lot of variety in landscape too. Do this trail!

trail running
Friday, March 10, 2017

First run of the year(March), noticed some new signage and planks. Well maintained. This trail is rugged terrain, however. Be careful if you are traveling quickly. I have fallen hard out here on a bike, skis, and on foot.

Whoever took a leaf blower to the trail, thank you! Nice touch given the amount of leaves in these woods.

Great trail but lots of leaves cover it - so watch out for roots and stumps!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Beautiful land with water views here and there through the trail. Well maintained. Easy. Great for families with small kids. We didn't go in, but there was a science center of sorts to explore. It was our back up plan after Mackworth island parking was full. Will definitely be back!!! I'll bring binoculars next time. Great place to bird watch.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Relaxing walk, great views.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Great local hike for a casual day. Relaxing with great views/ natural scenery.

Nice fun hike through the woods. Well marked and well maintained.

trail running
Monday, June 06, 2016

My favorite trail run close to Portland. Less traveled than Blackstrap Preserve on the opposite side of the road. Trail drops slightly into a hemlock wetland at about the half way point, which I really enjoy. Toward the backside of the preserve there is a small rocky gorge if you have your eyes open. This preserve connects to Lowell Preserve at the farthest point.

A nice hike through hemlock and beech. Well traveled trail and very popular with mountain bikers.

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

For anyone who loves bird watching, this is a great location. The trail even includes an osprey stand! Easy to follow with several places to just sit and observe.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Very easy rolling trails open year round. There are three main trail loops that end up consisting of a little over two miles. There are covered shelters with benches for bird watching (one of the fields has a tower built for an osprey nest).

15 days ago

Load More