City Point Road,
0.3 mile loop, easy
ROCK BLUFFS, SEASONAL WATERFALL, HEMLOCK STAND Formally known as the Knowlton-Swanson-Stephenson Preserve, this preserve offers a short hike close to downtown Belfast. A small waterfall flows during spring melt and heavy rain. You could extend your outing by visiting the neighboring Belfast City Preserve and Belfast Rail Trail along the Passagassawakeag River.
Fern beds, including sensitive, cinnamon, Christmas and New York ferns Coarse woody debris, important habitat for small mammals and invertebrates Yellow birch, whose twigs smell like wintergreen when scratched
From downtown Belfast, take High Street/Route 137. Follow for 1 mile. Entrance to parking lot is on the left.
Donated in 2000 by Ralph Stephenson.