Historic Homestead & Gardens
Open for tours on Tuesdays, by reservation, throughout July and August and on the occasion of Public Programs and Events. Admittance to the grounds is prohibited when programs are not in session. Tour Information
Nature Preserve & Walking Trails
Vaughan Woods is open to the public daily from dawn to dusk. Organized groups such as schools or camps must pre-register.
Staff offices in the Homestead are open for business purposes year-round Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.. We may be reached at (207) 622-9831 or via email at:
Repairs to the 1930 High Arch Bridge are taking place in September. The upper Brook Trail and Lower Rice Pines Trail are temporarily closed. Many thanks to the Viles Foundation, the Bangor Savings Bank Foundation and the hundreds of community donors who made this important work possible! Learn more about the Bridges Restoration Project.
Thanks to a grant from the Ed Meadows Conservation Fund, new interpretive kiosk signs have been installed at both the Hallowell and Farmingdale trailheads. Be sure to stop and learn more about Vaughan Woods’ history next time you take a walk!
FALL NEIGHBORHOOD EVENTS
POSTPONED TO SEPT. 16 AT 7:30 PM DUE TO RAIN AND SOGGY GROUND
No Fee or Reservations Required
Parking in the field at 2 Litchfield Road – follow signs after entering through brick pillars
Bring lawn chairs, blankets & flashlights!
No pets please
This year we’ve combine our annual Community Woods Work Day with our Annual Fall Celebration! No fee or reservation is required for the Celebration; however, please sign up in advance for work crews so we can organize projects – send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Come for the whole day or just part of it!