Chandler Brook Preserve
The Chandler Brook Preserve includes remnants of an old farm, including two large hay fields and a hemlock forest. This lovely property is so-named because it borders the brook, a major tributary for the Royal River. Visitors will find trails that parallel Chandler Brook and connect the upper and lower fields.
Visitor parking is available in a small gravel lot located north of the railroad bridge on North Road. This is approximately 1 mile from the intersection of Route 9 and North Road. Please stay on the trails and do not cross onto private property left of the trail. Click here to see trail map. For more information.
Hunting is allowed in the Chandler Brook Preserve
Old Town House Park
Located off Memorial Highway, Old Town House Park is comprised of 62 acres of open space in the geographic center of town. 25 acres of upland fields, along with 30 acres of seasonal flood plain and freshwater wetlands, make this a recreational centerpiece for the town. This park was purchased in 1998.
Work continues on perimeter walking trails, along with parking areas and interpretive signage. Much of the floodplain and freshwater wetland area is protected by a Federal easement to the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge.
Hunting is allowed in the park during the months of May and November only.
Please read the hunting permission regulations.
At Town Meeting in 1974, the townspeople voted to accept a generous gift from the heirs of Eleanor Hayes. This gift of land in the center of town allowed the town to create the 67 acre Hayes Forest.
The 45 acre south lot is located on the south side of Route 9, a short distance east of the intersection with the Sweetser Road. This lot was probably devoted to agricultural use until the early 1950¹s, when it was planted with red pine and spruce. The plantation forest that developed has been selectively harvested four times, the last occurring in 2013.
The 23 acre north lot is located on the north side of Oak Hill Road and was also likely a farm field. This lot was allowed to revert to timberland. The lack of management roads or trails suggests it has not seen harvest for many decades.
Hunting is allowed in the Hayes Forest
The Village Green is located on approximately 2 acres adjacent to the Fire Station. With the completion of an elegant gazebo by the Fire Department, and the planting of a new Christmas tree donated by the Anderson family, the Village Green has become a focal point for town activities and for anyone traveling through North Yarmouth village.
Funding for the Green was provided by Town Meeting in 2001. The project was also awarded a grant of $5,000 from the Maine Department of Transportation's Gateways Grant Program.
In the summer of 2002, the Village Green became the site of the summer Concerts on the Green. This tradition continues annually.
Hunting is NOT allowed in the Village Green
Veteran's Memorial Park
This park honors the veterans of all wars with special tribute to those who died in World War II. Click here to see the trail map that includes the park, the Sam Ristich Nature Trail and Loop Trail and the Railroad Bed Trail.
Hunting is NOT allowed in Veteran's Memorial Park
This park was the result of a generous gift from Robert and Elizabeth Nanovic, to the citizens of North Yarmouth. Wescustogo Park is comprised of 10 acres of open fields and access to the Royal River. A hand-carry canoe launch provides recreational canoeists with the opportunity to enjoy many miles of the Royal River. The open fields are used by young and old alike for sports activities, kite flying and family gatherings from April through November. Click here for photos.
Wescustogo Park is located on New Gloucester Road (Rt. 231)
Hunting is NOT allowed in Wescustogo Park
North Yarmouth recreational properties are tobacco-free zones