Indian Cellar Preserve contains roughly three miles of trails that lead to the mouth of the Saco River. A 1.6-mile perimeter trail wraps around the river, with several additional interior trails. The site divides the towns of Buxton and Hollis. Visitors can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities at the site during all four seasons, including swimming, hiking, fishing, and cross-country skiing.
The Indian Cellar got its name from the bedrock walls along the Saco River, which were deep and cool enough for Indigenous people to store their food. Thanks to the town of Hollis, the Land for Maine’s Future program, and several private donors, the site was preserved in 2009 after a developer proposed dividing the land into several expensive lots.
Closest Town: Hollis
Activities: Cross-country skiing, fishing, horseback riding, mountain biking, running, snowshoeing, swimming, picnicking, and hiking
Region: York County
Directions: From Route 202 East: Cross the bridge that starts in Buxton and goes over the Saco River, then turn left. Continue straight and then turn left onto Old Alfred Road. The parking lot is immediately to the left. There will also be a sign and some stone steps.