Merrymeeting Fields Preserve, Woolwich

This Kennebec Estuary Land Trust preserve offers loops through woods and fields along the lovely Merrymeeting Bay. The trails are well marked and easy to follow. Down the road (Chopps Point Road) is the Coffin Wildflower Reservation if you want to do two preserves in one day! (For years I conflated these two preserves. A terrible mistake! But they’re both beautiful and well worth visiting.)

Directions: Take Route 1 North to Route 127 (just across Bath bridge on the left). Take North on 127 to Route 128 and turn left. Follow about 6 miles to Chopps Point Road, turn left. 0.9 miles to parking lot and kiosk on right.