Main Stream Preserve

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Sherer Road,
Stockton Springs

250 acres

1.6 miles round-trip, easy

Hiking, Snowshoeing

Trail Descriptions

RIVER WALK, FIR FOREST, OLD SETTLEMENTS This trail begins on a discontinued road and meanders through riparian habitat, dense fir forests, black cherry floodplains, grassy fields, and hemlock groves. Look out for woodcock, partridge, deer, coyotes, beaver, and even bears in this remote preserve. Though wild now, the preserve was once the site of several homestead settlements.

Look for

Glacial erratics (large fragments of rock carried by glacial ice during the last ice age) Beaver activity along Main Stream, including gnawed tree trunks, dams, and lodges Historic mill and homestead foundations throughout preserve


From Stockton Springs, take Route 1 north, then turn onto Harris Road by Just Barb’s Restaurant. Turn left onto Green Valley Road, then right onto Old County Road, then left onto Sherer Road. Parking at the end of Sherer Road on the left.


Acquired from Central Maine Power Company in 2010.

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