The Grounds at Woodlawn

Woodlawn offers over two miles of wooded trails, a championship croquet court, several large fields, orchards and gardens which combine to create a full palette of color all year long. The park is open daily sunrise to sunset all year long.

The grounds are open for winter activities.  Enjoy sledding, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing with friends this season.  The skating pond is also available.  Watch for the sign at the pond regarding ice safety.

Pond Skating is Back!


Woodlawn’s trails were built as exercise tracks for the Black family’s horses, and later automobiles were driven on them. Today they are used for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, running, and walking. Benches are provided near the peaceful lily pond and other locations for rest and contemplation.

Open year round, dawn to dusk

Dogs on leash welcome.
Please clean up & be respectful of those without dogs.

Please follow the CDC guidelines for safe distancing which means keeping yourself at least 6 feet away for others.

Woodlawn Trail Map
Woodlawn Trail Map
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Carriage Barn Exhibit

Carriage Barn Exhibit

The Carriage Barn Exhibit is a self-guided exhibit that is open when the museum is open. There are explanations of the different carriages and stories about who used them.

Woodlawn Trustee Rosamond Rea and her husband Fred did an outstanding job putting it together over many countless hours.

Stone Walls

Woodlawn Stone WallFor over 180 years, stone walls have quietly defined Woodlawn’s boundaries. Measuring approximately a mile and half long, their grace and beauty are testament to a traditional New England craft while quietly reminding us of the estate’s agricultural roots. The dry-laid fieldstone walls can be traced to Col. John Black’s use of Woodlawn as a gentleman’s farm, most likely built as fields were cleared for cultivation.

Croquet Court

Woodlawn’s croquet court (85 feet by 105 feet) is Maine’s only tournament sized croquet court. It is open for play from May until October.

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Croquet at Woodlawn

Weddings, Meetings & Events

Woodlawn’s picturesque setting, spacious grounds, and convenient location provide the perfect setting for your wedding, party, or corporate event.

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Formal garden

Formal Gardens

Woodlawn’s gardens offer color, balance, and sweet fragrances. A clipped lilac hedge encloses the 1903 formal garden that was designed in the Colonial Revival style. A cutting garden, between the carriage and the sleigh barns was added later to provide fresh flowers for Woodlawn’s afternoon teas.

Woodlawn Formal Gardens

Community Garden

Woodlawn Community Garden will be closed until further notice.

The Community Garden is in redevelopment.  We will continue to work with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and its Master Garden Volunteers who manage demonstration beds as well as Healthy Acadia.

Woodlawn will update the status of the garden throughout the year.  Thank you for your interest.