The Central Falmouth Conservation Corridor begins at Hadlock Community Forest, one of the largest community spaces in Falmouth, stretching until River Point on the Presumpscot River. There are 181 acres of town-owned land in the corridor, of which 81 are protected by the Falmouth Land Trust. This land includes trails, town land, and part of the Falmouth Community Park.
The corridor contains 4.4 miles of trails in Community Park and Town Forest, which can be accessed from nearby roads. The corridor’s heavily wooded areas offer a nice selection of trees for the nature lover—red oak, eastern hemlock, white pine, sugar maple, and red maple—interspersed with two grassy fields. In 2009, the town of Falmouth created a forest management plan to develop greenbelt corridors: large areas of connected, underdeveloped open space for wildlife. It also sought to address the number of invasive species found throughout the corridor, while improving the existing trail system. Home to several small trails, the corridor provides a great opportunity to engage in non-intensive outdoor recreation. The Falmouth Conservation Commission continues to determine best practices that will guide them through continued environmental conservation.
Closest Town: Falmouth, Cumberland County
Activities: Hiking, Cross-country skiing, Running, Walking, Mountain Biking, Snowshoeing, Dog Walking, Wildlife Watching, Bird Watching
Region: Southern Maine