Ownership

Cape Elizabeth Land Trust (CELT)

Location

This 21-acre property is nestled on the north side of the Hobstone neighborhood off of Mitchell Road. Get directions to Hobstone Woods here.

Access

Parking is available for a few cars adjacent to trailhead at the intersection of Hobstone Drive and Merrimac Place in the Hobstone Development off Mitchell Road.

Description/History

Hobstone Woods contains a beautiful stretch of woodland vernal pools and streams surrounded by thick stands of spruce, fir, and hemlock. The Hobstone trails meander through dense forest past many rock outcrops, over streams, and along old stone walls. One trail leads to a scenic overlook of the marsh on the east side of the property. It’s a great spot for witnessing fall colors and spotting birds. Additional loops off the main trail offer more walking and exploring options. Originally planned as the third phase of condominiums at Hobstone, this 21-acre property was purchased by the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust, Hobstone Road residents, and the Town of Cape Elizabeth in 1997.

Rules

Please cherish and help care for this natural preserve.

Limit trail use to daytime hours only. Carry out all waste and stay on marked trails.

Please, no:

  • foraging
  • commercial use of property
  • motorized vehicles
  • fires and camping
  • bicycles
  • hunting
  • alcoholic beverages and illegal substances

*Notice for Dog Owners

Please keep dogs within sight at all times and remove all dog waste. Please keep dogs out of sensitive habitat areas. No commercial dog walking at any time. Reminder: Maine Law requires dog license and rabies tag on collar at all times.

Date Protected

1997

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