Black Brook Preserve – Windham, 105 acres

The Black Brook Preserve trail network has rolling hills, mature trees, and brooks along with a variety of wildlife and plant life. The trails are great location for bird watching and enjoying the historic charm of Windham.

Please see below for the trail map and more information about the preserve and trails.

  Trail Facts

  • Activities: hiking, running,  snowshoeing, cross-country skiing
  • Length: 1.1 miles
  • Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
  • Leave No Trace: Please take out whatever you bring in.
  • Educational panels about flora and fauna

     Trail Map (click to expand)

Directions to Trailhead

About the Black Brook Preserve Trails

There are several miles of trails that cross through all areas of the Black Brook Preserve with over 600 feet of “bog bridges” to protect the wetlands and keep hiker’s feet dry. Cedar benches scattered along the trail to sit and enjoy the silence or have a snack.

The historic charm, rural character and natural beauty that Windham is known for can all be found in the rolling hills, mature trees, and brooks of the preserve. There is also a wide variety of wildlife, plant life, and birds. Deer, beaver, coyote, fox, porcupines, raccoons, wild turkeys, partridge, skunks, owls, & egrets are among the wildlife seen here. This natural forested wetland is a haven for herons, ducks, songbirds, and fish. The preserve’s newest residents are beavers; their dams and lodges can easily be found in the center of the preserve and along the trails that touch the brook.

The Black Brook forms here in the Preserve and begins its journey meandering along through fields and forests until it empties into the Presumpscot River, which serves as part of Windham’s western border six miles away.

Black Brook Preserve is owned in fee by the Presumpscot Regional Land Trust.