Named after the famed woods that are home to A. A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh characters, the Hundred Acre Wood is the first hiking trail the Trust has designed and constructed in the town of Brooklin. The 1.7 mile trail was constructed during the summer of 2013 by BHHT trail manager Ken Burgess with the help of the Trust’s volunteer crew and the Brooklin Youth Corps.
The Hundred Acre Wood trailhead is located on High Street, 1/10 mile from the “four corners” intersection with Hales Wood Road, River Road, and Hales Hill Road. The trail is available to the public because of a generous gift of land by the Stephen Winthrop and M. Jane Williamson family.
Location and Parking
Hundred Acre Wood (Brooklin): From downtown Blue Hill, drive south on Route 15/Route 176. Going up Tenney Hill, turn left onto South Street (Route 175/Route 172). Drive 6 miles. Turn left onto Hales Hill Road. Drive 0.7 mile to a four-way intersection. Drive straight through the intersection onto High Street. About 500 feet from the intersection, the trailhead to Hundred Acre Wood will be on the left. Park on the side of the road, out of the way of traffic. (A parking area for the trailhead will be built at a later date.)
**Citizen Science Opportunity! Hundred Acre Wood is a part of the Downeast Phenology Trail, a research project with the Schoodic Institute. To participate in this fun Citizen Science project through the Nature’s Notebook App which can be downloaded onto your smart phone or device. Please click here for instructions: Nature’s Notebook Instructions.
- Please stay on marked trails.
- Carry out what you take in.
- Fires are not permitted.
- Dogs must be leashed.
- Foot traffic only.