This 14-acre preserve is owned by the Androscoggin Land Trust and is a component of the Androscoggin Greenway. The property was purchased from the City of Lewiston with Land for Maine’s Future water access funds in 2007. The property contains a walking trail, two beautiful sand beaches along the Androscoggin River, and a scenic overlook. In 2008 the property was dedicated in the name of Deputy Sheriff David Rancourt who tragically lost his life in the line of duty in the Androscoggin River.
Directions from nearest town: From downtown Lewiston, follow Main Street (Route 202) north until you go past Mollison Way on the right and then under the railroad bridge. Go left at Northwoods Road (just before Marden’s). Follow Northwoods Road a short distance until the road changes to Tall Pines Drive at a 90 degree turn to the left. Follow Tall Pines Drive a short distance past two townhouses. Park along Tall Pines Drive along the wooded section immediately across from a private parking lot of the second townhouse at 20 Tall Pines Drive. The trailhead is on the same side of the street where you have parked. Look for the kiosk and the trailhead. (Directions provided by Androscoggin Land Trust)