Directions & Parking Tips

To Begin,

Follow Water Street/Route 201 into Hallowell from either direction.

Turn onto either Academy Street or Central Street going uphill away from the river.

Take your first Left onto 2nd Street.


Follow the directions below for either the Trailhead, Homestead, or Schoolhouse.

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 Road and Middle Street where you will see a small trailhead parking lot on the left.

Parking for Vaughan Woods is not available at Vaughan Homestead, and access to the grounds surrounding the house is prohibited unless attending a scheduled event or meetings.

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

Park only in the designated lot off of the road. Parking is not allowed along Litchfield Road or Middle Street and police will take notice. If the Hallowell parking lot is full, find ample alternate parking at Hall-Dale High School during non-school hours, weekends and holidays at 97 Maple St. in Farmingdale (find the trailhead by the tennis courts) or come back another time. 

Vaughan Homestead

(located at 2 Litchfield Road: programs, meetings, house tours & events only)

Continue on 2nd Street until it dead ends into the Homestead gates. They will be in the “elbow” where 2nd turns to become Litchfield. Drive in through the brick pillars and follow signs for parking. If there are no signs, then proceed to the house. Handicap parking and drop-off is always available near the house. 


Parking for the Vaughan Woods trails is not available here. To access the trailhead and trailhead parking, bear right onto Litchfield Road when you see the Homestead gates/brick pillars – see the trailhead on your left at the first stop sign.

Old Vaughan Schoolhouse / Guest House

(located at 1 Bridge St.: VWHH guest accommodations & meeting space)

Continue on 2nd St. until Bridge St. cuts downhill on the left. See the white House in the “V” between 2nd and Bridge Streets. Parking is available in the pullout on 2nd St. (best for handicap accessibility) or behind the house in the driveway on Bridge St. where wooden stairs at the top of the driveway provide access to a pathway around the house to the front door, which faces the intersection of 2nd and Bridge Streets.