Sylvan Woods Preserve, located in Harrison, is a 38 acre mixed forest community dominated by Eastern white pine. Loon Echo established this working forest preserve in 2003 after the two neighboring (but not contiguous) parcels were donated to the Trust. The donor generously created a stewardship fund to help manage the land.

There are no established trails on the preserve, but the land is open to the public for recreational and educational purposes. Please observe use guidelines listed below:

Designated Uses

  • Backcountry hiking, snowshoeing and skiing (on unmarked woods roads)
  • Hunting (wear blaze orange in season)
  • Wildlife observation

Use Guidelines

  • Carry in, carry out
  • No motorized vehicles
  • No campfires or camping
  • Keep pets under control at all times
  • Do not disturb wildlife and plant life

Directions to Sylvan Woods Preserve

Traveling from Portland, take Rt. 35 out of Naples heading towards Harrison. Drive roughly 5 miles (look for Worsters Marina sign on the left side of the road) and the parcels are located on the right side of the road, across from the Cape Monday Road, and extend toward the Edes Falls Road further to the east. Both parcels have a log landing area from which to enter the property.

Jay B with leader