Baker Forest Preserve

Trail Overview

Though the initial hill climb is quite steep, once on top, the Baker Forest Preserve with its system of old logging roads, lends itself to skiing, leisurely walking, and nature observation.
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2.6 miles, Network
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The Baker Forest Trail begins on the River Road and extends westward nearly as far as US Route 1, crossing rocky ridges, flat and once cleared grazing ground, and a lowland stream with a long history of beaver activity. Two loop trails are marked with blue blazes, connected by spurs marked white.

The Baker Forest is a 165-acre forest property owned and managed by the DRA. The property was donated by Bob and Margaret Baker of Newcastle in December 2003. The Bakers’ generosity ensures that this outstanding and diverse forest community will be available for present and future generations to enjoy. Owned and managed by the Bakers since the early 1960’s, this woodland presents itself as a mature forest community. As you wander through the forest, keep an eye out for moose tracks.

Trail Manager

Visit Damariscotta River Association online for more information or contact:

Damariscotta River Association

Damariscotta River Association
110 Belvedere Road
PO Box 133
Damariscotta, ME 04543
Phone: (207) 563-1393
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Trail Tips

Be Considerate of Other Visitors
Be aware of and limit the noise you and your group generate. Enjoy the sounds of nature.
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Trailhead Information

From US Route 1 in Newcastle, head south on River Road for 1.5 miles  As you head south on River Road, you will see a small cemetery and then Kiln Road on your left. The preserve is on your right soon after with a small pull-off for two to three cars.

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