OverviewDescription: The Greater Commons is comprised of approximately 112 acres of wooded park area with trails, adjacent to the Town Commons. The Greater Commons is comprised of parcels adjoining both the northern and southern boundaries of the Town Commons, with trails connecting seamlessly to the trail system of the Town Commons and adjoining neighborhoods.
Location: The park is located along Harpswell Road (Route 123) and stretches to Middle Bay Road. The Town Commons parking lot located on Harpswell Road approximately 1½ miles south of Bowdoin College provides parking from which the park can be easily reached via the Town Commons trails.
Hours of operation: Dawn to dusk
• Gravel parking lot
Primary uses: Hiking, jogging, cross country skiing, bird watching.
Restrictions: Dog must be leashed at all times
Background: The Greater Commons property was purchased through a collaborative partnership between the Town of Brunswick and the Friends of the Commons in the early 2000’s. A grant from the Land for Maine’s Future Board assisted in funding the purchase of the property.