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.
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.
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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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