Maine Coast Heritage Trust's 21-acre Lampson Preserve is a sloping riverfront property located along the Bagaduce River in the towns of Castine and Penobscot. Rising from the edge of a small cove on the Bagaduce River, known as Grindle's Eddy, the preserve includes approximately 1,500 feet of shoreline. Visitors to the preserve can travel along a loop trail that leads through meadows and forests to the scenic river.
The diversity of habitats on the Lampson Preserve attracts a variety of wildlife. Monarch butterflies, tree swallows, and deer frequent the open areas. The forested portions of the preserve are home to songbirds, wood frogs, and ruffed grouse. Along the shore, visitors can spot bald eagle, osprey, shorebirds, and harbor seals foraging in the river.
In 1998, MCHT acquired this 21-acre property thanks to a generous donation. MCHT's acquisition ensured its protection. Later, the property was named the Starr and Virginia Lampson Preserve, in tribute to a previous landowner.
Preserve Information and Guidelines:
For more information and a printable preserve map, please visit Maine Coast Heritage Trust's website.
Maine Coast Heritage Trust
From the junction of ME-166 and ME-199 in Castine, follow ME-199 a few hundred feet northeast to the parking area on the right.
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