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.
VAUGHAN WOODS PARKING 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
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Fall foliage attracts a higher than normal number of visitors to Vaughan Woods, and that can make parking a challenge. The lot at the Hallowell trailhead on the corner of Litchfield Road and Middle Street only holds 12 cars, and street parking is prohibited. Police will tow and ticket in
Hey Hallowell-area friends and neighbors, celebrate the coming of Fall! Grab a picnic lunch and come on up to Vaughan Homestead for cider pressing, live fiddle music, a campfire, a children’s sing-a-long and fall games and treats. The event runs from 11:00-1:00. A children’s Campfire Sing-A-Long will be led by
Take a virtual tour of Vaughan Woods. Check out our new online interactive map here.
When William Warren Vaughan dreamed of restoring the woods adjacent to his family’s 1794 historic home after they had been ravaged by industry, he envisioned a magical and wild place to be enjoyed by future generations. Thus, between 1890 and 1930 he and his brother Benjamin worked tirelessly to purchase