Posted on October 1, 2013 and last updated on November 14, 2017

Hamilton Sanctuary, West Bath


  • Preserve Size: 93 acres
  • Trail Mileage: 2.75 miles in network
  • Pets: no
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: meadow, forest, salt marsh, tidal mudflats

Held by the Maine Audubon, Hamilton Sanctuary is a particularly lovely spot close to the end of Foster Point Road, on a peninsula between the New Meadows River and Back Cove. The 2.75-mile trail network begins at an open meadow before heading into a coastal forest of spruce and pine. From the trail, you can take in views of tidal mudflats. No dogs allowed here. It’s also a good idea to check the tides if you want to look out over water rather than mud flats!

Directions: Take the New Meadows exit off US Route 1 in West Bath. Turn left onto New Meadows Road and go straight ahead at the stop sign. Here New Meadows Road turns into Foster Point Road. Follow it three miles to the sanctuary sign and parking area on the right.

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