In late March, VWHH made the difficult decision to close Vaughan Woods due to crowding at the Hallowell Trailhead and on the Corniche Trail, which had caused both a pedestrian safety issue on Litchfield Road and a public health concern due to COVID-19. This followed the closing of other popular outdoor places across the State of Maine for similar reasons.
The trails will re-open on July 15 on a trial basis. Please help us to keep Vaughan Woods open by maintaining appropriate social distancing and parking only in designated spaces. Follow CDC recommendations and have a backup plan, with an alternate destination in mind, in case the lot is full or the trail is busy.