Rolling fields, mixed woods and more than 1 mile of Sandy Stream await at Richardson Memorial Preserve. This 116-acre propety sits high on a ridge and the view is beautiful. A sustainable forestry project initiated in 2014 will continue in Winter 2015 with the goal of improving forest health. The fields are leased to 2 local farms for production of hay and grains. A field road leads to the lowermost field. Snowshoers and skiers welcome. Woodland trails will be built following the timber harvest.
Richardson Memorial Preserve was originally granted to Unity Barn Raisers by the family of Carl Richardson. It was transferred to the SRLT in 2013.
Directions From the SRLT Office at 93 Main St. in Unity to Richardson Memorial Preserve in Unity
Route 202/9 (Main Street) towards Bangor
At 0.2 miles, turn right onto Depot Street.
At stop sign, turn right onto Route 220.
Drive 4 miles, through Thorndike village.
As climb the rise out of the village, just past the post office, turn soft right onto Bailey Road.
At stop sign, continue straight on Bailey Road.
At stop sign, turn left onto Stevens Road.
Richardson Preserve is on the right nearly immediately, across the street from mailbox number 142 Stevens Road.