Morgan Meadows Wildlife Management Area

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Located just a short distance from the development of Greater Portland and Lewiston-Auburn, this Wilderness Management Area offers a quite respite with wonderful opportunities for birding and for spotting other wildlife.
Trail Activity
Walking Hiking Mountain-biking Snowshoeing Cross-country-skiing
Length
2.2 miles, Network
Difficulty
Easy
Town
Raymond
Surface
Dirt/Forest Floor
Pets
Permitted
Fees
No

Description

Morgan Meadow Wildlife Management Area (WMA) includes over a thousand acres of unbroken woodland and a hundred acre freshwater wetland. It includes the “height of land” between the Royal River watershed and the Presumpscot. The property provides a significant natural sanctuary amidst the development spreading from Greater Portland and Lewiston-Auburn.

Morgan Meadow shelters old-growth white pine and one of Maine's few known stands of black birch. Migratory waterfowl, deer, and moose rely on the woodlands and wetlands, making it an attractive destination for wildlife-watching and hunting.

This WMA offers spectacular opportunities for bird watching. Yellow-throated Vireos are numerous along the shorelines, Louisiana Waterthrushes breed most years, and several pairs of Blue-gray Gnatcatchers have bred here. There are also more widespread species, such as Least Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo, 10-12 species of warblers, Wood Ducks and Hooded Mergansers, and many others. In late April or early May, epic numbers of Palm and Yellow-rumped Warblers often concentrate in the trees and ground at the water’s edge.

The trail network offers a number of short options for exploring these forests year-round. The Spiegal Trail is a one mile loop, which can be extended to the north by looping around the 0.9 mile Glover's Wig Trail, and/or by traveling out and back on the 0.4 mile (one-way) Meadow Link Trail.

Other Information

Camping and fires are not permitted.

Trail Manager

For additional information, visit the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife website, or contact:

Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
41 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0041
Phone: (207) 287-8000
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Trail Tips

Plan Ahead and Prepare
Respect trail closures.

Trailhead Information

From Raymond, take ME-85 east toward Webbs Mills and go 2.8 miles. Turn right on Egypt Road and go 2.2 miles two miles to the trailhead on the left. There is a kiosk with a map of the trails and other information at the trailhead.

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