This popular trail system in the heart of historic Hallowell is owned and managed by the non-profit organization Vaughan Woods & Historic Homestead and protected by a conservation easement through The Kennebec Land Trust.
Hundreds of visitors come to Vaughan Woods each day, a testament to its popularity. Knicknamed “Hobbitland” by local residents, it is a place of stunning beauty and natural wonder.
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.
The Woods contain approximately 3 miles of trails that vary in width and degree of difficulty for walking.