With the Town of Yarmouth, we closed on this project on July 15th, 2019!
Trails are fully flagged, and increasingly open for adventurous walkers (December 2020), The neighborhood still has many residential construction sites. Please be patient as this new space takes shape.
The Riverfront Woods Preserve is 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 is accessible from a new town trailhead parking lot at the end of a new street — Riverfront Drive — now built off East Elm Street at the North Road intersection. As trails are built and as the acquisition is completed we will continue to update this web page.
The Town of Yarmouth has adopted a final management plan for this new preserve, posted on the Town’s web page.