Pocket Parks

Graves School Park - A children’s playground and grassy recreational field on over an acre of land.

 

Parks, Trails & Woods 

Desieyes Easement - Part of the Woods Road Community Forest, this public access point offers hiking, biking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing.

Falmouth Community Park - A 160 acre park with four miles of trails wandering through fields, streams, forests, and by a small cascading waterfall that occurs in spring. Recreational highlights include multi-purpose sports fields, two ball fields, covered picnic shelter, and horseback riding. In winter, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling are permitted.

Falmouth Town Forest - This 21 acre forest connects to the Hadlock Conservation Area and Falmouth Community Park to extend your range of options. A half mile loop trail crosses over wetlands, a ravine, and a few small brooks. Hiking, biking, and horseback riding permitted; in winter, cross country skiers and snowshoers are welcome.

Hadlock Community Forest - 300 acres of woodsy terrain with vernal pools. Hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding are permitted. In winter there are snowmobile trails, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing. This is a popular hunting spot- use caution.

Hardy Road Conservation Area - Formerly a landfill, a trail following the Falmouth-Westbrook town line winds through forested wetlands which may be unpassable during mud and thaw season. Hiking, biking, and horse riding are permitted; in winter, enjoy cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Hunting is allowed- use caution.

Huston School Park - A 4 acre park includes two lighted tennis courts, two basketball courts, baseball field, children’s playground, and ice skating pond in winter.

Ledgewood / Ledges Preserve - Abutting Portland’s Ocean Avenue Recreation Area and dog park, trails wind through 17 acres of forests, meadows, and over several bridges crossing streams. Cross country skiing and snowshoeing in winter.

Morrill-Stillings Bird Sanctuary - A .75 mile trail loops around historic farmland dotted with a meadow, bog, and blueberries. No dogs, bikes or hunting.

North Falmouth Community Forest - 400 acres of remote forest make this a good place for hiking, biking, and horseback riding in summer; snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing in winter. Hunting is allowed- use caution.

Pine Grove Preserve - Several trails, including an interpretive nature walk, wind past war monuments through a 27 acre mature pine forest. Hiking and biking in summer, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in winter.

Pleasant Hill Preserve - Several loop trails encircle a 15 acre parcel of woods, vernal pools, and rock outcrops. Hiking & biking in summer; snowshoeing and cross country skiing in winter.

Smith Preserve - A trailhead links this densely wooded parcel to the bigger preserves of Adam Easement and River Point Conservation Area. Snowshoeing and cross country skiing in winter.

 

South Ridge Preserve - A woodland trail loop winds through a 54 acre forest. Snowshoeing in winter.

Trails at Falmouth Corners - Forested trails loop over a mile of terrain following streams, ravines, and seasonal wetlands. Hiking and biking in summer; snowshoeing and cross country skiing in winter.

Underwood Park - Besides a playground and grassy recreational field, several trails (with future trails planned) loop through the park’s wooded area. Cross country skiing and snowshoeing in winter.

Village Park - This 12 acre park has a concert gazebo, large grassy open field, and a street hockey rink that converts to an ice rink in winter.

Woodman Preserve - A wooded urban trail loop in a densely populated neighborhood off Johnson Road.

Woods Road Community Forest - 160 acres of forest and wetland feature 100 year old pine, hemlock, and spruce. Biking, hiking, and horseback riding in summer; snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross country skiing in winter. Hunting allowed- use caution. 

By the Water 

Adam Easement - Abutting River Point Park, trails are used for hiking, biking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing. Fishing is also popular with almost a mile of river frontage on the East and West Branches of the Piscataqua River.

Blackstrap Hill Community Forest Preserve & Carr Preserve - Totaling almost 600 acres of woods, over 9 miles of trails wander past streams, ravines, and the West Branch of the Piscataqua River. Hiking, mountain biking, fishing, horseback riding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing are permitted. Hunting is allowed- use caution.

Clapboard Island - Reachable by kayak and motorized boat, this island preserve off the coast of Falmouth features a half mile trail connecting four beaches, scenic picnic spots, and good birdwatching.

Falmouth Nature Preserve & Mill Creek Preserve - A large trail system winds through forests, wetlands, and bogs to reach the Mill Creek tidal estuary and salt marsh. Hiking, biking, fishing in summer; cross country skiing and snowshoeing in winter.

Gilsland Farm Audubon Center - A 65 acre coastal sanctuary with 2.5 miles of trails winding through forest, meadow, orchard, and salt marsh. Audubon’s headquarters house a nature store, children’s discovery room, apple orchard, peony garden and native plant area, as well as public events.

Hurricane Valley Farm - A 1.2 mile trail loops around the outskirts of a working farm that encompasses a pond, brook, vernal pools, and crop fields. Snowshoeing and cross country skiing in winter. 

McCrann / McLaughlin Preserve - 3 miles of trails carved out of a 110 acre forest provide access to the Piscataqua River. Hiking, biking, and fishing in summer; in winter, snowshoeing and cross country skiing. Hunting allowed- use caution.

Mussell Cove -  A short .2 mile trail leads past a scenic overlook to the site of an old tidal mill and cove. Fishing is permitted and a hand carry boat launch is located here.

Presumpscot Falls Park - A trail follows the shore of the Presumpscot River and ends just past a former dam that was dismantled to encourage wildlife. Across the street, Walton Park has a fishing pier and provides launch access for hand carried boats.

River Point Conservation Area - Bordering the Presumpscot and Piscataqua Rivers, this 41 acre property includes two small ponds and over a mile of walking trails. Connects to Cross Falmouth Trail corridor and can also be accessed by canoe from the Presumpscot River. Fishing in summer, snowshoeing and cross country skiing in winter.

Suckfish Brook Conservation Area (Falmouth) - A 94 acre parcel bordering Falmouth and Westbrook featuring a brook, peat bog, beaver pond, and woodland trails winding through the forest. See also Suckfish Brook Conservation Area (Westbrook)

Tidewater Farm - Historic saltwater farm with hiking trails and open space leading to extensive wetlands along the Presumpscot Estuary and Scittery Gusset Creek. Hand carried boats can be launched here. Cross country skiing and snowshoeing in winter.

Twin Ponds Preserve - Abutting Falmouth Community Park, a trail winds through 6.5 acres of woods, fields, and two small ponds.

Walton Park - 4 acres of land with a trail winding to the Presumpscot River’s edge. There, a pier is used for fishing and provides launch access for hand carried boats. Presumpscot Falls Park is across the street featuring a trail to a former dam that was dismantled to encourage wildlife.

 

Sports & Recreation

Adam Easement - Abutting River Point Park, trails are used for hiking, biking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing. Fishing is also popular with almost a mile of river frontage on the East and West Branches of the Piscataqua River.

 

Blackstrap Road Canoe Launch - Hand carry boat launch on Presumpscot River. Parking lot doubles as an access point to the Sebago to the Sea Trail, a 28 mile walking/paddling trail from Sebago Lake to Casco Bay. Fishing permitted.   

 

Desieyes Easement - Part of the Woods Road Community Forest, this public access point offers opportunities for hiking, biking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

 

Falmouth Community Park - A 160 acre park features four miles of trails wandering through fields, streams, forests, and by a small cascading waterfall that occurs in spring. Recreational highlights include multi-purpose sports fields, two ball fields, covered picnic shelter, horseback riding; in winter, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling are permitted.

Falmouth Nature Preserve & Mill Creek Preserve - A large trail system winds through forests, wetlands, and bogs to reach the Mill Creek tidal estuary and salt marsh. Hiking, biking, fishing in summer; cross country skiing and snowshoeing in winter.

Falmouth Schools Athletic Facilities - *Fields and facilities are for use by permit only (contact school or city).* Between the East and West Campus there are:  1 artificial turf field, running track, 2 softball fields, 2 baseball fields, 5 running fields, 5 tennis courts.

Falmouth Town Forest - This 21 acre forest connects to the Hadlock Conservation Area and Falmouth Community Park to extend your range of options. A half mile loop trail crosses over wetlands, a ravine, and a few small brooks. Hiking, biking, and horseback riding permitted; in winter, cross country skiers and snowshoers are welcome.

 

Hadlock Community Forest - 300 acres of woodsy terrain with vernal pools. Hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding are permitted. In winter there are snowmobile trails, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing. This is a popular hunting spot- use caution.

Hardy Road Conservation Area - Formerly a landfill, a trail following the Falmouth-Westbrook town line winds through forested wetlands which may be unpassable during mud and thaw season. Hiking, biking, and horse riding are permitted; in winter, enjoy cross country skiing and snow shoeing. Hunting is allowed- use caution.

Highland Lake Boat Launch - Only for hand carried canoes and kayaks, it’s also a popular fishing spot.

Huston School Park - A 4 acre park includes two lighted tennis courts, two basketball courts, a baseball field, playground, and a winter ice skating pond.

Legion Field - A 14 acre field includes 4 ball fields, 2 lighted tennis courts, playground, and concession area.

 

McCrann / McLaughlin Preserve - 3 miles of trails carved out of a 110 acre forest provide access to the Piscataqua River. Hiking, biking, and fishing in summer; in winter, snowshoeing and cross country skiing. Hunting allowed- use caution.

Mussell Cove -  A short .2 mile trail leads past a scenic overlook to the site of an old tidal mill and cove. Fishing is permitted and a hand carry boat launch is located here as well.

North Falmouth Community Forest - 400 acres of remote forest make this a good place for hiking, biking, and horseback riding in summer;  snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing in winter. Hunting is allowed- use caution.

Presumpscot River Paddling Trail - This 25 mile, one way trip downriver winds through the towns of Windham, Standish, Gorham, Westbrook, Falmouth, and Portland ending at a coastal estuary. Trail can be done in one trip or in sections. The Falmouth section has five canoe/kayak boat launches for easy access: two on the Presumpscot leading out into Casco Bay, and three on the East Branch of the Piscataqua River, which meets up with the Presumpscot.

River Point Conservation Area - Bordering the Presumpscot and Piscataqua Rivers, this 41 acre property includes two small ponds and over a mile of walking trails. Connects to Cross Falmouth Trail corridor and can also be accessed by canoe from the Presumpscot River. Fishing in summer, snowshoeing and cross country skiing in winter.

Tidewater Farm - Historic saltwater farm with hiking trails and open space leading to extensive wetlands along the Presumpscot Estuary and Scittery Gusset Creek. Hand carried boats can be launched here. Cross country skiing and snowshoeing in winter.

Underwood Park - Besides a playground and grassy recreational field, several trails (with future trails planned) loop through the park’s wooded area. Cross country skiing and snowshoeing in winter.

Village Park - This 12 acre park has a concert gazebo, large grassy open field, and a street hockey rink that converts to an ice rink in winter.

Walton Park - 4 acres of land with a trail winding to the Presumpscot River’s edge. There, a pier is used for fishing and provides launch access for hand carried boats. Presumpscot Falls Park across the street features a trail to a former dam that was dismantled to encourage wildlife.

Woods Road Community Forest - 160 acres of forest and wetland feature 100 year old pine, hemlock, and spruce. Biking, hiking, and horseback riding in summer; snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross country skiing in winter. Hunting allowed- use caution. 

 

          Playgrounds

Graves School Park - A children’s playground and grassy recreational field set on over an acre of land.

Huston School Park - A 4 acre park includes two lighted tennis courts, two basketball courts, a baseball field, playground, and a winter ice skating pond.

Legion Field - A 14 acre field includes 4 ball fields, 2 lighted tennis courts, playground, and concession area.

Underwood Park - Besides a playground and grassy recreational field, several trails (with future trails planned) loop through the park’s wooded area. Cross country skiing and snowshoeing in winter.

 

          Winter Recreation

Adam Easement - Abutting River Point Park, trails are used for hiking, biking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing. Fishing is also popular with almost a mile of river frontage on the East and West Branches of the Piscataqua River.

Blackstrap Hill Community Forest Preserve & Carr Preserve - Totaling almost 600 acres of woods, over nine miles of trails wander past streams, ravines, and the west branch of the Piscataqua River. Hiking, snowmobiling, mountain biking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, fishing, and horseback riding are permitted. Hunting is allowed- use caution.

 

Desieyes Easement - Part of the Woods Road Community Forest, this public access point offers opportunities for hiking, biking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

 

Falmouth Community Park - A 160 acre park with four miles of trails wandering through fields, streams, forests, and by a small cascading waterfall that occurs in spring. Recreational highlights include multi-purpose sports fields and two ball fields, covered picnic shelter, horseback riding; in winter, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling are permitted.

Falmouth Nature Preserve & Mill Creek Preserve - A large trail system winds through forests, wetlands, and bogs to reach the Mill Creek tidal estuary and salt marsh. Hiking, biking, fishing in summer; cross country skiing and snowshoeing in winter.

Falmouth Town Forest - This 21 acre forest connects to the Hadlock Conservation Area and Falmouth Community Park to extend your range of options. A half mile loop trail crosses over wetlands, a ravine, and a few small brooks. Hiking, biking, and horseback riding permitted; in winter, cross country skiers and snowshoers are welcome.

Hadlock Community Forest - 300 acres of woodsy terrain with vernal pools. Hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding are permitted. In winter there are snowmobile trails, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing. This is a popular hunting spot- use caution.

Hardy Road Conservation Area - Formerly a landfill, a trail following the Falmouth-Westbrook town line winds through forested wetlands which could be unpassable during mud and thaw season. Hiking, biking, and horse riding are permitted; in winter, enjoy cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Hunting is allowed- use caution.

Hurricane Valley Farm - A 1.2 mile trail loops around the outskirts of a working farm that encompasses a pond, brook, vernal pools, and crop fields. Snowshoeing and cross country skiing in winter. 

Huston School Park - A 4 acre park includes two lighted tennis courts, two basketball courts, a baseball field, a children’s playground, and winter ice skating pond.

Ledgewood / Ledges Preserve - Abutting Portland’s Ocean Avenue Recreation Area and dog park, trails wind through 17 acres of forests, meadows, and over several bridges crossing streams. Cross country skiing and snowshoeing in winter.

 

McCrann / McLaughlin Preserve - 3 miles of trails carved out of a 110 acre forest provide access to the Piscataqua River. Hiking, biking, and fishing in summer; in winter, snowshoeing and cross country skiing. Hunting allowed- use caution.

North Falmouth Community Forest - 400 acres of remote forest make this a good place for hiking, biking, and horseback riding in summer;  snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing in winter. Hunting is allowed- use caution.

Pine Grove Preserve - Several trails, including an interpretive nature walk, wind past war monuments through a 27 acre mature pine forest. Hiking and biking in summer, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in winter.

Pleasant Hill Preserve - Several loop trails encircle a 15 acre parcel of woods, vernal pools, and rock outcrops. Hiking and biking in summer; snowshoeing and cross country skiing in winter.

River Point Conservation Area - Bordering the Presumpscot and Piscataqua Rivers, this 41 acre property includes two small ponds and over a mile of walking trails. Connects to Cross Falmouth Trail corridor and can also be accessed by canoe from the Presumpscot River. Fishing in summer, snowshoeing and cross country skiing in winter.

 

Smith Preserve - A trailhead links this densely wooded parcel to the bigger preserves of Adam Easement and River Point Conservation Area. Snowshoeing and cross country skiing in winter.

 

South Ridge Preserve - A woodland trail loop winds through a 54 acre forest. Snowshoeing in winter.

Tidewater Farm - Historic saltwater farm with hiking trails and open space leading to extensive wetlands along the Presumpscot Estuary and Scittery Gusset Creek. Hand carried boats can be launched here. Cross country skiing and snowshoeing in winter.

Trails at Falmouth Corners - Forested trails loop over a mile of terrain following streams, ravines, and seasonal wetlands. Hiking and biking in summer; snowshoeing and cross country skiing in winter.

Underwood Park - Besides a playground and grassy recreational field, several trails (with future trails planned) loop through the park’s wooded area. Cross country skiing and snowshoeing in winter.

Village Park - This 12 acre park has a concert gazebo, large grassy open field, and a street hockey rink that converts to an ice rink in winter.

Woods Road Community Forest - 160 acres of forest and wetland feature 100 year old pine, hemlock, and spruce. Biking, hiking, and horseback riding in summer; snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross country skiing in winter. Hunting allowed- use caution. 

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