Roberts Farm ADA Trail

Trail Stats

Location: Norway
Difficulty: Easy
Distance: 0.7 miles, round trip
Duration: 20-30 minutes
Managed by: Western Foothills Land Trust

What to Expect

Roberts Farm Preserve is a 165-acre former dairy farm situated 2 minutes from downtown Norway.  Purchased by the Western Foothills Land Trust in 2008 with funding from the Land for Maine’s Future program and other sources, the forested preserve now features 16 kilometers of multi-use non-motorized trails for the community.  Thirteen kilometers are wide grassed and groomed Nordic ski trails. The three-kilometer Walker Trail is a meandering single track for snowshoeing, mountain biking, and hiking/dog walking. The Preserve features a warming hut open on weekends during ski season with ski and snowshoe equipment for use on site.

In partnership with the land trust, the Oxford Hills School District runs an experiential learning program on site: you will see their garden, hoop houses, and classrooms off the Rust Trail to the south of the parking area. The Trust is planning to build a large multi-use barn for school and community use in the next years.

The Roberts Farm Preserve parking area is at 64 Roberts Road, 0.2 miles south of the Lake Road (Routes 117/118) in Norway. There is a port-a-loo at the parking area and a warming hut that is open on weekends during ski season. The Libby Trail leaves the parking area at the east gate next to an informational kiosk.

The universally-accessible portion of the Libby Trail leads from the parking area to a magnificent view across Norway Lake of distant Old Speck Mountain nestled between Patch and Noyes Mountains. Bring a snack or a lunch and enjoy a rest and the view from granite benches. The prepared surface, low grades, and 1-kilometer round trip make it an enjoyable walk for all ages and abilities.

During ski season, the Libby Trail is a Nordic ski trail, — please, no walking or dogs allowed on our groomed ski trails. Bring your own skis, or come on a weekend and borrow skis to enjoy the view. Alternatively, you are welcome to hike or snowshoe on the Walker Trail in the winter.

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Adventurers' Log





Adventurer:

Mia

Completed Roberts Farm ADA Trail on:

11/04/2018

Trail Notes:

Very well marked trail. Appreciate the neon orange paint on roots and rocks.





Adventurer:

slabslr

Completed Roberts Farm ADA Trail on:

09/22/2018

Trail Notes:

Good for beginners





Adventurer:

mrsbski

Completed Roberts Farm ADA Trail on:

08/31/2018

Trail Notes:

It was such a pretty walk in the woods that we just kept walking on some of the other trails.





Completed Roberts Farm ADA Trail on:

07/31/2018

Trail Notes:

Easy with nice view





Completed Roberts Farm ADA Trail on:

07/30/2018

Trail Notes:

Super easy trail with a beautiful view at the end! Lots of other trails to explore their too.





Adventurer:

Gagson

Completed Roberts Farm ADA Trail on:

07/22/2018

Trail Notes:

Have to go back sometime to try some of the other trails.





Adventurer:

kbernard

Completed Roberts Farm ADA Trail on:

05/23/2018

Trail Notes:

Stopped by for a quick trail run - did almost every trail at Roberts Farm! Really well marked and had maps conveniently placed at the trail head kiosk. Thanks WFLT!





Adventurer:

Sumac2017

Completed Roberts Farm ADA Trail on:

11/12/2017

Trail Notes:

We saw a porcupine.





Adventurer:

chiclobster

Completed Roberts Farm ADA Trail on:

10/10/2017

Trail Notes:

This was a great little walk with lovely scenery. Parking was convenient too!