We are working today (January 2019) to complete this project! Stay tuned for more details. The Riverfront Woods Preserve will be owned and managed by the Town of Yarmouth, protected by conservation easements held by the Royal River Conservation Trust. The 50-acre project conserves one of the last remaining pieces of unfragmented habitat and shoreline along the Royal River in Yarmouth. This section of the river supports beavers, otters, deer and a variety of bird species and distinct flora, creating a surprisingly remote experience for paddling in the summer and skating, snowshoeing and skiing in the winter. The preserve’s shoreline is roughly one mile upriver from the East Elm Street boat launch, and will be accessible from a new town trail head parking lot at the end of a new town street (Riverfront Drive) being built off East Elm Street near the intersection with North Road. As trails are built and as the acquisition is completed we will continue to update this web page.
The Town of Yarmouth is working on a draft management plan for this Preserve. Drafts and information on public process is posted here on the Town’s web page, including information on a February 6, 2019, public meeting.