SWT: Conserving Beautiful Somerset County

Protecting Special Places for Peaceful Enjoyment and Healthy Recreation

From open fields to forests; from walking trails to mountain bike trails; from picnic sites and playgrounds to water access:  we offer all of this to those who live or visit Somerset County.

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What's Happening?

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What's Happening?

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.

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Somerset Woods Trustees

48 Court Street, Skowhegan, Maine 04976, United States

207 716 6595

PO Box 833

48 Court Street

Skowhegan, ME  04976

Jack Gibson's #:      207 612   1110    


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