Town Forest

Located in the heart of Cumberland Center, this hidden gem has been part of Cumberland’s history for nearly 100 years. With the closing of the Drowne Road School, as well as the accessibility of other town open space areas, the forest and the trail had fallen out of favor. But in the past several years with the tireless efforts of a pack of volunteers lead by the Cumberland Land’s and Conservation Commission, the Earnest Rand Trail is easily accessible to young and old alike. The trail is comprised of 2 loops: the original loop which now has an entrance by the Village Green, and the Bailey Ballfields off of Drowne Road; and the newer loop that branches off from the original trail and cuts through the center of the forest. A snowmobile trail bisects the original trail. Both loops can be reached from the entrance behind the Town Hall and both are roughly ¾ of a mile long. The trail bed consists of newly laid crushed gravel. So lace up those sneakers; the trail awaits.