Discover the rich history and natural beauty of Norway with your four-legged BFF at the Roberts Farm Preserve! Covering 165 acres on the grounds of a former dairy farm, this pawpular site features numerous trails that will take you and your pup into the wilderness of southwest Maine. If your pooch enjoys going on long walks, they'll certainly have a barking good time at the Roberts Farm Preserve!
Conveniently located off of State Routes 117 and 118, the preserve contains over 7 miles of trails for two- and four-legged outdoor enthusiasts to explore. Named for some of the community's notable residents, the routes range from easy to advanced, catering to visitors of all skill levels. One of the easiest options in the network is the Libby Trail, a universally accessible, ADA compliant loop that leads to a scenic viewpoint overlooking Pennesseewassee Lake. Take this path if you and Fido are traveling with children, older people, or wheelchair users. If your pooch is up for a workout, hit the Stephens Trail. The longest route in the network, this path will take you and your pup along the preserve's outer boundary and over some strenuous climbs. Be sure to always have water and clean-up bags on hand.
When the colder months roll around, the trails are groomed for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing—great news for doggos who love romping in the powdery white stuff! If you don't have your own gear, you can borrow snowshoes and ski equipment for free at the warming hut near the parking area on winter weekends.
Regardless of which trails you follow and what time of year you visit, you can expect to have a pawsitive experience with your furry pal at the Roberts Farm Preserve and enjoy puptastic views of the lake and mountains, as well as the interesting historical remnants in the area.