Vaughan Woods is a popular trail system in the heart of historic Hallowell. Designed for recreation and nature appreciation by the Vaughans in the early 1900s, classic stone bridges, picturesque waterfalls, and a wild meadow make these some of the most unique walking trails in Maine. Hundreds of visitors come to
Home to seven generations of one family, today Vaughan Homestead looks much as it did a century ago. It is pictured here in a photograph by well-known artist Wallace Nutting, c. 1910. Unique among house museums, the Homestead represents over 200 years of changing times and family life and is
Vaughan Woods & Historic Homestead programs sustain the traditional pursuits of the Vaughan family in a contemporary fashion through programs that promote an appreciation for history, nature and the arts. Customized programs for area schools, house and grounds tours and public programs, such as lectures, seasonal community events, interpretive walks and arts
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Vaughan Woods & Historic Homestead is a non-profit nature preserve and non-traditional house museum that seeks to connect people to place through nature, history and the arts.
Trailhead parking for Vaughan Woods is available in both Hallowell and Farmingdale. In Hallowell, find limited parking at the corner of Litchfield Road and Middle Street – this trailhead is listed as 2.5 Litchfield Road on Google Maps. If you see the brick pillars of Vaughan Homestead at 2 Litchfield Road,
When a stray bit of ash from the factories along the brook below the Homestead blew onto William Warren Vaughan’s porch and landed in his teacup in the late 1800s, he became determined to buy back the family lands adjacent to the house that had become industrialized — so goes