Most popular trailhead & trail: 74 Dougherty Road, New Gloucester, trailhead and 1.2 mile loop trail. Some steep ledges, some roots and puddles, no bikes. Dougherty Road in New Gloucester is known as Chadsey Road just a few feet away in Pownal.
Located on a stretch of New Gloucester’s eastern boundary with Pownal, the Pisgah Hill Preserve and its ridge line provide small old quarries, distinct and varied ledges, mixed forests, and beautiful ground cover of lichen and mosses. The preserve provides habitat for raptors, songbirds, upland game birds, waterfowl, deer, coyotes, snowshoe hare, fox, weasels, beavers, porcupine, other small mammals, reptiles and amphibians. The ridgeline offers winter-time local views, including sunsets and moonrises. The northern-most section of the preserve near the powerline includes a large wetland complex with several beaver ponds, significant vernal pools, and rich habitat.