The 766 acre Schmid Preserve hosts a quiet multi-use trail network that is part of the River-Link Trail which runs the span of Edgecomb.
The Preserve contains some of the town’s largest and steepest hills and affords some views, as well as a historical site.
It sees limited use, mostly by hikers, but is conducive to mountain biking as well. Difficulty is varied, with some highly technical sections and some doubletrack roads.
It is possible to avoid the most challenging terrain by using the Old County Road trailhead.
There are two trail heads.
For the one on Middle Road, take a right onto Route 27 from Route 1 after passing through Wiscasset. In 2.5 miles take a left onto Middle Road. Go .9 miles until you see the parking lot and trail head on your right.
For the trail head off of Old County Road, take Route 27 from Route 1. Go 3.1 miles and turn left onto Old County Road. The trailhead is .4 mile on your right.