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Great Salt Bay Farm

Several trail loops feature a salt marsh, a restored fresh water wetland, a chestnut grove, and views along Great Salt Bay.
Trail Activity
Length
2.8 miles, Normal
Difficulty
Easy
Town
Damariscotta
Surface
Dirt/Forest Floor, Grass
Pets
Permitted
Fees
No

Description

A variety of habitats in close proximity make the Farm a regional birding destination. Other highlights of the property include our nature center, community gardens, a popular sledding hill, wind generator, salt and restored freshwater wetlands with an observation platform, and trails through forest and meadow along the Great Salt Bay, Maine’s first Marine Protected Area.

This 115-acre property is DRA’s headquarters campus, home to our offices, educational programs, and wildlife preserve. One of few intact saltwater farms in the Midcoast, the property was acquired in several pieces starting in 1994 with the help of generous members, neighbors, and donors, including Betty Noyce.

Other Information

The trails are open dawn to dusk. No camping or fires permitted. Please take only pictures. To protect wildlife and for the sake of other visitors, dogs must be leashed at all times in all seasons on the farmhouse side of Belvedere Road. Dogs are permitted off-leash on the barn side of the road under reliable voice command.

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
dra@damariscottariver.org
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Trail Tips

Minimize Campfire Impacts
Use only small pieces of dead and down wood for campfires and let them burn down to ash. Please extinguish your campfire before leaving.
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Trailhead Information

From US Route 1 from the south, pass the main Damariscotta exit and continue for slightly more than 2 miles to the blinking light at Belvedere Road. Take a left on Belvedere Road for 0.4 miles and the DRA will be on your left; a white farmhouse opposite a large barn at 110 Belvedere Road.

From the North on US Route 1, after you cross the Damariscotta town line from Nobleboro continue about a mile to the bottom of the hill and take a right at the blinking light onto Belvedere and the DRA will be on your left; a white farmhouse opposite a large barn at 110 Belvedere Road.

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