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Vaughan Woods State Park, South Berwick

#46 of 76 in Historic Sites in Maine
Historic Walking Area · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Vaughan Woods State Park is a public recreation area located along the Salmon Falls River on the western edge of South Berwick, Maine, at the New Hampshire border. The state park includes the restored Hamilton House, stands of old-growth forest, and 3 miles (4.8 km) of hiking trails. The lands were bequeathed to the state by Elizabeth Vaughan in 1949.
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  • Vaughan Woods and Hamilton House, while technically separate entities, for all practical purposes are the same park. If you do one, you can do the other. The trails we would rate as easy, but they.....  more »
  • The trails at Vaughan Woods are lovely. They go along the Piscataqua River and through the woods. Long enough and with enough hilly sections to get your blood flowing but nothing too daunting or too.....  more »
  • I love this trail. It is an easy stroll through the woods. Perfect for an easy day.
  • Beautiful place to go for a dog walk, it has lots of little trails and the Hamilton house is stunning. My only concern is the trails are not really signed as well as maybe they could be. I was a little confused at first if I was still in the park or on private property, but I just kept walking and found Hamilton house and it was a fun surprise! I would definitely recommend this place to go for a nice walk with kids or your dog, and it’s a fun place to bring a picnic to because there are a lot of picnic benches and I believe there are a few outdoor grills.

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