Posted on November 6, 2015 and last updated on August 09, 2020

Libby River Farm Preserve, Scarborough


  • Preserve Size: 75 acres
  • Trail Mileage: 1.3 miles in network
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: woods, fields, observation deck, Libby River marsh

Libby River Farm abuts Camp Ketcha, where I used to attend summer day camp and riding camp. It’s best not to park at the camp headquarters, but rather at the preserve lot a hundred feet or so down Black Point Road. There is a fantastic observation deck here, with views over the Scarborough Marsh. An artisan has even crafted a comfortable rocking chair out of lobster traps to sit on while looking for birds from the observation deck. There are about 1.3 miles at the 75-acre preserve.

Directions: From Route 1 in Scarborough, Maine, head east on the Black Point Road (Route 207) for 2.5 miles, passing between two sections of salt marsh, and over two bridges. The first bridge crosses over the Nonesuch River. The second bridge crosses the Libby River. As you approach a second river crossing, look for a second section of salt marsh, and a large white farmhouse on the left. There are condos on the right. The second river is the Libby River, and the Libby River Farm land is adjacent to the river in back of the two houses. Park in the little dirt lot on the left.

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