Hobbit Land: Vaughan's Woods
LGBTQ Hike DATE: 04/30/2022 - 04/30/2022
Trip/Event Location: Hallowell, ME
Trip Leader(s): baezfred
Max # People: 8
Trip Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money
Difficulty Level: Easy
NOTE: THIS HIKE IS IN CENTRAL MAINE. The Vaughan Woods is a 240-acre recreation area within the grounds of the Vaughan Homestead. Designed for recreation and nature appreciation by the Vaughans...
Directions: Meet at the Litchfield Rd entrance. I will be wearing an orange jacket, grey hat. From Rt 1 Maine going north, turn left onto Rt 27 in Wiscasset, going towards Augusta. Travel 17 miles then make a left onto ME-27 ME-126 mE-9, after bridge make a right onto US-201, travel 3.8 miles, then left onto Gow's Lane and immediate left onto 2nd st, then right onto Litchfield Rd
An easy amble through Vaughan Woods (AKA Hobbit Land -- generations of children of central Maine have built fairy houses in an open field in the woods). Weather was near perfect -- blue skies, cool to start, and warmer as we walked the trails of the woods. We were able to enjoy the foresightedness of the Vaughans, who donated the land to the public long ago, and built stone bridges and granite steps up and down the steeper slopes. Lunch followed at the Liberal Cup, Hallowell's microbrewery. Wonderful gathering of a group of wonderful men.
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