McLellan Poor Preserve

Trailhead #1 Route One; Trailhead #2 Herrick Road,

66 acres

Peggity’s Path, 1.4 miles round-trip, easy Route 1 Trail, 0.9 mile round-trip, easy.

Hiking, Snowshoeing

Trail Descriptions

Two Trailheads: Route 1, Northport Herrick Road, Northport OLD CONIFER FORESTS, STREAM CROSSINGS With the exception of a 2.5-acre abandoned field along Route 1, the preserve is densely forested by stands of hemlock, mixed conifer, old-field pine, and red maple swamps. The trail crosses many streams, which have created distinct ravines throughout the landscape.

Look for

Steep ravines and streams draining into the Little River Reservoir A granite bench overlooking fields and two streams The close-by Little River Trail to extend your hike


Route 1 Entrance: From Belfast, take Route 1 south. The preserve is 100 yards south of the Belfast/Northport town line. Parking is on the right. Herrick Road entrance: From Belfast, take Route 1 south and turn right onto Perkins Road (near Northport boundary). Bear left onto Herrick Road. Parking is on left.


Since 2007 Hugh McLellan Russell, Elizabeth Wolfe and Michael Cunning have all generously donated land to this Preserve. The original gift was facilitated through Maine Coast Heritage Trust.

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