Trails: 1.5 miles, including a Universal Access/ADA trail
Land: 135 acres
Open year round.
Leave no trace.
Currently 1.5 miles of permanent trails.
Eleanor’s Trail is a Universal Access/ADA Trail, designed to accommodate wheelchairs, walkers and other assistive devices. It is a lovely 0.25 mile trail with views across the property.
Monty’s Trail is a 1.25 mile loop beginning and ending at the Swallow Barn, winding through fields and forest
How to get there
Get directions to the trailhead location.
- Handicapped accessible trail.
- Hiking, wildlife-watching, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing.
- Dogs must be leashed at all times on Eleanor’s Trail and all connecting trails. On Temporary Trail 2 leash is optional, but dogs must be under voice control at all times.
- No biking.
- For the benefit of visitors and wildlife, no drones.
- No hunting.
Want to join others who help maintain these trails for the community?
Open fields, woods, wetlands, wildlife, and headwaters of the Spurwink River. More than 100 bird species recorded, including barn swallows that make use of the old metal barn. The Preserve is part of a wildlife and wetlands corridor that reaches from the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge to the Scarborough Marsh.
History & Current Use
SLT purchased this land from the children of Jerrerd Benjamin in 2014. The land has a long farming history, and the metal barn is a remnant of days gone by. Mr. Benjamin owned the property for 40 years, and raised beef cattle and other animals. Previous owners included the Robinson family, who built a farmhouse and brick barn on the northwest side of the property, and the Johnson family, who had a house and farmed the southwest side of the property.
Support for the purchase and stewardship of this property came from individuals, foundations, and Scarborough’s Land Bond Fund.
In 2018, we will be creating another permanent trail on the northwest side of the property, which will connect with Monty’s Trail.