Parking & Directions

Trailhead parking for Vaughan Woods is available in both Hallowell and Farmingdale.

Hallowell Trailhead
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, continue uphill where you will see the trailhead parking on your left – the Homestead grounds are only open when a program is in session, and trailhead parking is not available there. For the safety of all, please park only in the designated parking area, not along the road. If the parking area is full, ample space is available a short drive away at the Hall-Dale High School in Farmingdale. Please note that police will ticket and tow in this neighborhood

Farmingdale Trailhead
In Farmingdale, find ample parking during non-school hours behind Hall-Dale High School at 97 Maple Street. The trailhead is located on the west side of the tennis courts. Use of this parking area is strongly encouraged.

Bus parking is NOT PERMITTED at the Hallowell Trailhead. Large groups are prohibited, and small school, camp or other organized groups must read guidelines and register prior to visiting Vaughan Woods. This ensures the multiple groups will not be on the trails at the same time. 

There is no public parking at Vaughan Homestead for trail access, and the Homestead grounds are closed to the public unless a program or event in in session. To protect the privacy of our caretaker, we ask that people do not enter the grounds when the Homestead is closed. Parking is available at Vaughan Homestead during programs and events and for Homestead-related business only.

If visiting the Homestead for a program, event or meeting, then please park by the barn or follow directional signs during large events. See driving directions below.