Trails & Bridges

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 Vaughan Woods each day, a testament to its popularity. Nicknamed “Hobbitland” by local residents, it is a place of stunning beauty and natural wonder.

Owned and managed by the non-profit organization Vaughan Woods & Historic Homestead, Vaughan Woods is protected by a conservation easement through The Kennebec Land Trust and contains approximately 3 miles of trails that vary in width and degree of difficulty for walking.

The Story of Vaughan Woods
Bridges Restoration Project
Visit The Woods