Wakefield WildLife Sanctuary

Photo: Cobbossee Stream in West Gardiner, Norm Rodrigue.

Photo: Cobbossee Stream in West Gardiner, Norm Rodrigue.


Location and Description:

Location: West Gardiner, Maine

Property Description: 

The Wakefield Wildlife Sanctuary was generously bequeathed to the Kennebec Land Trust in November 2016 upon owner Kendra Wakefield Shaw’s passing. Its 113 acres feature historic cabins and 4000 feet of frontage on Cobbossee Stream in West Gardiner. The property’s coniferous and deciduous woods, vernal pools, and marshlands are important habitat for many species of birds, mammals, and plants.


Allowable Uses: hiking, nature observation, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing. No motorized vehicles. No hunting.  

Trails: At this time there are no established trails.

Directions: The Wakefield Wildlife Sanctuary is located in West Gardiner, Maine off of the Hallowell-Litchfield Road. Turn north on Wakefield Lane, a small private drive, off of the Hallowell-Litchfield Road. Wakefield Lane is located about .9 of a mile west of the intersection with High Street or .9 of a mile east of Neck Road in Litchfield, shortly after the bridge over Cobbossee Stream. Pull into Wakefield Lane, continue past the private residence on the left, and look for a small parking area on the right. Do not block gate or garage.

At this time, there are no trails. Cabins are available for rent and are not open to the general public. Please respect the privacy of renters, neighbors, and be aware of private property.

Google maps does not recognize Wakefield Lane. Please plan to look at a map before your departure and, if possible, bring a paper map with you for reference.

Cabins: There are two cabins available for rent on this property. Please visit our Lodgify page for more information.