Beach Plum Farm

The last remaining salt-water farm in Ogunquit, Beach Plum Farm is the only place you can still see the dunes and the ocean from US Route 1. A 0.5 mile walking loop circles the fields and gardens, with benches along the way.
Trail Activity
Snowshoeing Cross-country-skiing Walking
Length
0.5 miles, Loop
Difficulty
Easy
Town
Ogunquit
Surface
Dirt/Forest Floor, Grass
Pets
Not Permitted
Fees
No

Description

This 22-acre site is the last remaining saltwater farm in Ogunquit. Beach Plum Farm is the only place you can still see the dunes and the ocean from Rte. 1. Visitors can see the remnants of an old New England saltwater farm, natural landscapes and wildlife habitats as well as thriving community gardens.

A 1/2 mile walking loop circles the fields and gardens, with benches along the way on which to sit and contemplate. You will see many beach plums, which are now rare in Maine, as well as bayberry and a wide variety of field grasses and flowers. Bird watchers will not be disappointed. The loop walk can be completed at a very leisurely pace in less than half-hour.

The preserve was donated to GWRLT in 1998 by Joe Littlefield in memory of his uncle, Roby Littlefield, who farmed and sold vegetables from there since the 1920s. Roby established a community of garden plots, which the Trust continues.

Other Information

Founded in 1986, Great Works Regional Land Trust is committed to the conservation of the natural, historic, agricultural, forestry, scenic and recreational resources primarily within the towns of North Berwick, South Berwick, Berwick, Eliot, Wells and Ogunquit. 

Motorized vehicles, overnight camping, and fires are prohibited on Great Works Regional Land Trust properties.

Trail Manager

Visit Great Works Regional Land Trust online for more information or contact:

Great Works Regional Land Trust

Great Works Regional Land Trust
PO Box 151
South Berwick, ME 03908
Phone: (207) 646-3604
info@gwrlt.org
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Trailhead Information

The trail leaves from Great Works Regional Land Trust headquarters located on the east side of US Route 1 in Ogunquit village center, directly across from Captain Thomas Road.

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tonerspill
May 08, 2014
I enjoyed my visit there last Summer and finally got to see a real beach plum. The birds really love it there among the garden and vegetation.
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