The Christmas Tree Scavenger Hunt has begun! We have trees in Bridgton, Fryeburg, Lovell, and Norway. Here is our list (may be updated during the month of December):

Preserve Location Description Photo
Chip Stock Reserve (Greater Lovell Land Trust) Lovell, ME Chip Stockford Reserve, Lovell: From Route 5 take West Lovell Road over the Narrows Bridge. Turn left onto Ladies Delight Road (the first dirt road on left as the road turns 90˚ to the right). Parking lot is about 1/2 mile on the left, just after crossing the wetland and at the top of the hill. The trailhead is diagonally across the street. Follow the loop either direction and keep an eye out for the tree(s) decorated by the Homeschool 4-H Group.
Andrew’s Preserve (Upper Saco Valley Land Trust) Fryeburg, ME Park at the Mountain Division Trail/Rail Trail trail head on the west side of Route 113 in Fryeburg, ME. Follow the trail to the north until you come to the section where the split rail fence start on the railroad track side of the trail. Cautiously, cross the railroad tracks and walk south (back toward the parking area), along the forest tree line. Keep a sharp eye out. You may have to make a short trip through the dense edge of the forest for success.
Maine Lakes Science Center (Lakes Environmental Association) Bridgton, ME The Maine Lakes Science Center (MLSC) is located at 51 Willett Road in Bridgton. From Route 302, Willett Road is the road next to Hannaford. Go past Hannaford and the municipal garage (on your right), cross the brook and take an immediate right at the Pondicherry Park parking area. (The trail is not in Pondicherry Park.). The MLSC is open Monday through Friday from 9AM-4PM. If the gate (to the left of the Pondicherry Park parking area) is open, drive down the MLSC road and take a left at the fork. Park in the parking area and the Pinehaven trail is off the parking area. You will see a Pinehaven Trail sign and there will be pine tree markers leading you all the way down the trail. How appropriate! 🙂

If the gate is closed, park in the Pondicherry Park parking area, and walk down the road to the trail (see directions above). If you start the Pinehaven Trail at the MLSC you can follow the trail back to the road. From there you can take a right and walk back to your car. You can enter the trail from the road as well. Either way it loops around.

Robert’s Farm (Western Foothills Land Trust) Norway, ME Walker Trail – From the intersection of Main Street and ME-117 in downtown Norway, take ME-117/118 west out of town. Main Street/ME-117/118 becomes Lake Street and follows along Lake Pennesseewassee. After approximately 2 miles (0.25 miles past the Lake Pennesseewassee Rest Area), turn south (left) onto Roberts Road and continue 0.2 miles to the Roberts Farm Preserve entrance. Two trails leave from the preserve parking area. There is a kiosk with maps and program information.

When you are out hunting for trees, please adhere to the rules of the preserves which include the following:

  • No motorized vehicles beyond parking areas
  • Stay on marked trails
  • Carry trash in, carry trash out
  • No campfires or camping
  • Keep pets under control at all times
  • Do not disturb wildlife and plant-life
  • Most trails, except for the Libby trail at Roberts Farm, are not suitable for wheeled mobility devices