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The Center is located to the North by South Belfast Ave (Route 105) and to the South by Cony Street. On the west side is the Hodgkins Middle School and on the east side is the Vocational Technical Center and the new Cony High School. 


Operating since early in the 1960's, the Augusta Nature Education Center has been providing Augusta area residents and visitors with a unique and free opportunity to understand and enjoy Maine's plants and wildlife in a beautiful natural setting, all within minutes of downtown Augusta along Whitney Brook. The Center is open to everyone 365 days a year during daylight hours. When you visit our Center you will find nearly 5 miles of trail that wind throughout 175 acres of meadow and forest revealing historic granite quarries, small waterfalls, quiet lily ponds, active beaver ponds, and other flowers and wildlife that are native to Maine.

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Dogs permitted, but they must be on a leash as required by City regulations and dog waste must be removed immediately. 

The Red Line trail on the Nature Center's printable map is a hard packed gravel wooded loop trail about 2 miles long with minor grade changes designed for cross country running and Nordic skiing. It is open to the public and can accommodate some levels of handicap use. Please note that accessible access is only safely possible behind Cony High School where the loop trail passes next to the paved road.

Trail Manager

For more information contact:

Augusta Nature Club
PO Box 5335
Augusta, ME 04332-5335
Phone: (207) 622-2419


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Avoid the introduction or transport of non-native species. Use local firewood from within 50 miles and clean, drain, and dry water equipment when moving between water bodies.