Posted on July 3, 2014 and last updated on August 22, 2017

Marsh River Preserve, Newcastle


  • Preserve Size: 70 acres
  • Trail Mileage: ~.9 miles in network
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: Marsh River, salt marsh

This is a modest walk made interesting by the 10-stop nature walk that the Midcoast Conservancy has created. Pick up a pamphlet at the trailhead and learn about witch hazel, rattlesnake plantain and beech back disease, among other topics, as you walk along the mile-or-so trail. The preserve, which borders the Marsh River, is 70 acres.

Directions: Follow Route 1 North from Wiscasset for 4.5 miles. Turn left onto Osprey Point Road and bear left onto Eagle Point Road. Follow to the cul-de-sac at the end and park. From the North: Follow Route 1 South. Turn right onto Osprey Point Road at the top of the hill just past the Sherman Lake Rest Area. Bear left onto Eagle Point Road. Follow to the cul-de sac at the end and park.

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Let me know if you have any trail updates or corrections!