Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Vaughan Woods & Historic Homestead of Hallowell, Maine 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 Trailhead (located at google maps address 2.5 Litchfield Rd.: this address may not work on all map apps.) Continue on 2nd Street, bearing right as it becomes Litchfield Road. Pass the Homestead gates at 2 Litchfield Rd. on your left and proceed uphill to the corner of Litchfield
18th: Boundary walk around Vaughan Woods with the Kennebec Land Trust today. Winter windows installed in chicken coop to reduce the need for plastic. 17th: New water main to the house has been fed through the old, extra large, water pipe, that had been installed for the water power elevator
31st: A small gathering of neighborhood families under the pavilion for Halloween – second year in a row. 28th: Granite blocks moved from beneath apple and pear trees to create wall beside small pavilion. Window draft “socks” placed on sills in “winter rooms.” Five hens in the coop – down
The distinctive cadence of the timeworn motor on VWHH’s cider mill sounds like fall to us! The late 19th/early 20th century Ames Plow Company double tub cider mill (electric motor is a later addition) is composed of a grinder run by an electric motor that first chops up the fruit