Indian Cellar Preserve

Location Information

Organization Name: 
Hollis Conservation Commission
Location Entrance:
Old Alfred Road
Hollis, ME 04042
Moderate (Gently rising terrain with the likeliness to encounter occasional obstacles)
Primary Walking Surface:
Days & Hours of Operation: 
Dawn to Dusk
Suitable for Ages:
Children • Teenagers • Adult • Senior
Number of walking routes:
Total walking route length:
2.50 miles
Location Website:

Location Description

There are 8 trails on 81 acres of woodland that border the Saco River. It features undisturbed forest, shoreline wetlands, uniques steep sided streams and rich diversity of plant species. The outer loop takes about an hour or so at a moderate pace. The paths include board walks, bridges, one set of steps and many hills. There are four picnic tables descreetly located. No fires, camping or motorized vehicles.

Location Features

Gentle hill • Rural • Steep hill • Stream/river • Vista • Wetland • Woodland
Are stairs an option in the route?: 
No. of Stair Levels:
One set of stone steps, 6' elevation change
Access restrictions: 
Trails are earth and boardwalks often wet, not ADA accessible, no motorized vehicles

How to Get There

Driving Directions:
Take 202 south, right after you cross the bridge from Buxton to Hollis turn left on Old Alfred Rd.  Parking lot will be on your left. Trail and kiosk with maps are just down river.

Other Items of Interest

Flora and fauna: 
Some notable plants include American Chestnut, Spotted Wintergreen and Hollow Joe Pye Weed
Affiliated groups: 
Land for Maine's Future