Rerouted Hayfield Trail

The Hayfield Trail has been permanently rerouted to the left of the parking lot, following the tree line around the perimeter of the field, and linking up with the existing trail system. During bobolink nesting season, from May 1st to August 1st, the field itself is completely closed to human and visitor traffic, and visitors are required to leash dogs while on the rerouted Hayfield Trail.

A trail map showing the rerouted Hayfield Trail can be viewed or downloaded here.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Fuller Farm Preserve has our largest trail network and is one of our most popular properties.  It features large open fields, woods trails, a Springtime waterfall, and frontage on the Nonesuch River.  Located on Broadturn Road, just one mile from Broadturn Farm.
Trails: 2.9 miles
Land: 220 acres
Open year round.
Leave no trace.

The Trails

2.9 miles of trails, with many short options

Hayfield Trail, Overlook Trail, Maine Trail, Bird Trail, Brook Trail, Waterfall Trail

How to get there

Get directions to the trailhead location.

Print a Trail Map

Download the Trail Map and print it to bring along when you visit.


  • Hiking, wildlife-watching, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing.
  • Dogs must be leashed or under voice control at all times.  NOTE:  Dogs must be leashed on the Hayfield Trail during bird nesting season, May 1- Aug 1.
  • For the benefit of visitors and wildlife, no drones.
  • Hunting is allowed only with SLT permission. Visitors are encouraged to wear blaze orange during hunting season.  No hunting is permitted on Sundays in Maine.

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The Land

220 acres

Natural Features

Sweeping open fields, woods, wildlife, abundant birdlife, streams, Spring waterfall, frontage on the Nonesuch River.  Spring and Summer bring nesting bobolinks in the fields filled with buttercups and blue flag iris.

History & Current Use

In 2001, SLT purchased the 150-acre Fuller Farm property from the Fuller family.  For almost 100 years, Fuller Farm had been farmed for crops, livestock and hay.  We purchased an additional 30-acre abutting property from Blue Rock Industries. Previously, we had received an abutting 40-acre parcel donated by Priscilla Dunn in 1997 as part of the Dunn Estates development.  The Fuller Farm, Blue Rock and Dunn Estates properties are managed together as Fuller Farm Preserve and total 220 acres.

The Overlook Trail features a bench made and donated by Royce O’Donal and provides sweeping views of the front fields and glorious sunsets. In 2016, Eagle Scout Jacob Murphy made and installed 2 benches on the Hayfield and Waterfall Trails, and 2 wayfinding signs at the Maine and Overlook Trails, and the Waterfall Trail.  Woods trails include bridge crossings over streams and bog bridges in wet areas.

SLT mows the front fields in the Fall, after bird nesting season.  We have also worked with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to create habitat for the state endangered New England cottontail, which they hope will return in the coming years. Read more about the cottontail.

Support for the purchase of Fuller Farm came from individuals and foundations, the Town of Scarborough, and the Land for Maine’s Future program. The Trust for Public Land was also a project partner.