Fels-Groves Farm Preserve

The Fels-Groves Farm Preserve in Yarmouth is a 55-acre parcel of mature woods and open fields. It features 1.2 miles of trails, abundant wildlife and scenic views.  The preserve was acquired in 2002 with the active leadership of the Maine Coast Heritage Trust.  It is now owned and managed by the Town of Yarmouth and protected by a conservation easement held by the Royal River Conservation Trust.  

Today RRCT, the Town of Yarmouth, CMP, the New England Mountain Bike Association, Yarmouth Rotary, and many others are expanding the trail network to connect to more neighborhoods — known as the West Side Trail.  

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Trails, Trailhead and Access

Take Route 88 to Princes Point Road. At the four way stop, turn left onto Gilman Road. The fields of Fels-Groves Farm open up within a quarter mile on both sides of Gilman Road. Park in the dirt lot on the right just past the trees.

GPS Address: 211 Gilman Road, Yarmouth, ME

Rules and Regulations and Hunting
  • Trails are open for hiking and skiing and snowshoeing in winter.
  • Mountain biking is allowed on the West Side Trail Connector only.
  • A small woodlot west of the parking lot along Gilman Road has a handicapped accessible loop trail.
  • The parcel north of Gilman Road has no developed trails at present, and is best explored in winter using snowshoes.
  • Dogs are welcome on leash or voice control, with strict attention to pet waste removal.
  • . Please be mindful of the neighbors’ privacy.
  • Smoking is prohibited.
  • Hunting is prohibited.
  • For more information visit: Yarmouth Community Open Spaces Guide.