Town of Falmouth, Maine
271 Falmouth Road
Falmouth, ME 04105
Location: Pine Grove Preserve is on the west side of Route 88 (Foreside Road), just beyond the intersection of US Route 1.¬†It is across from the Pine Grove Cemetery and St. Mary's Church.
Parking:¬† Parking¬†is available in the wooded area north of the school.
Description:¬†¬†Pine Grove Preserve¬†is a grand,¬†27-acre, mature pine forest with several connecting trails and war monuments. A nature walk with 12 interpretive stations is in the center of the preserve behind the Pine Grove School. Trails vary from grassy paths to narrow paths covered with pine needles.¬†The nature walk is about 0.5 miles long. The boundary trail is about 0.75 miles. Several connecting trails add another 0.5 or 0.75 miles.
Natural Features: Three species of pine grow in the Preserve: White, Red and Pitch.¬†Mayflower, Lady Slippers and Clintonia (Bluebead Lily) can also be found within the preserve. Many small mammals - squirrels, skunks, red fox and weasels - also live here. Owls have been known to nest in this preserve.
Historical: This preserve was given to the Town of Falmouth by George Woodward in 1924.¬† It is to be preserved forever as a park and forest.¬†Take only pictures; leave only footprints.
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