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SWT: Conserving Beautiful Somerset County

The Challenge : Weston Woods and Waters


Weston Woods

SWT has signed an option to purchase 275 acres of pristine forest in Madison with over one mile of water frontage.  If you have paddled the Kennebec between North Anson and Madison, then you have traveled around much of the Weston Woods peninsular. This region includes exceptional wildlife habitat.  It is the largest  Maine Natural Resource Focus Area on the Kennebec River and also is an Important Wading Bird Habitat area.  Once we raise the funds needed to purchase Weston Woods, we will create two miles of passive recreational trails.  


Weston Waters

SWT has already secured a mile of land and trail easements along the Kennebec River.  Beginning at the town's boat ramp park,  the trail winds along the river to Weston Avenue, just a few steps from the future trailhead into Weston Woods. 


And There's More!

The Weston Woods and Waters trail will cross the future extension of the state's Bingham to North Anson rail trail from North Anson to Oakland.  Furthermore, there is an existing snowmobile trail that crosses Weston Woods that will also cross near the new rail trail. SWT plans to support regional efforts to capitalize on this trail system to stimulate eco-recreation for our Kennebec River towns.  The multi-use trails will be accessible from Main Street in Madison.

Find out more--see pictures & donate!

Parsons to the Kennebec Trail

Let's Provide Food and Habitat for Pollinators and an Expanded Trail to the Kennebec River.

Read about our work to improve Parsons field for pollinators under "What's Happening" on this website.  As part of this project, SWT will be developing a new one mile trail from Parsons to the Kennebec River this summer. There is seasonal parking on the river side and along Malbons Mills Road at Parsons.

How About Sculptures-on-Parsons?

SWT is discussing an art trail of scuptures for Parsons' field.  We want to find ways to encourage the use of trails and what better way could there be than art? 

Example? Look here!

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Somerset Woods Trustees

48 Court Street, Skowhegan, Maine 04976, United States

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PO Box 833

48 Court Street

Skowhegan, ME  04976

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