Posted on April 16, 2015 and last updated on November 25, 2021

Osborn Finch Wildlife Sanctuary, Waldoboro


  • Preserve Size: 11 acres
  • Trail Mileage: .5 miles in network
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: field, old white and red spruce trees, Medomak River

This is a short walk on a preserve protected by the Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust to the beautiful shores of Medomak River. The 11 acres include a cabin perched on the rocks overlooking the water that visitors can rent for a relatively inexpensive getaway. It seems very peaceful, except for the occasional walker — but I am sure they are fairly infrequent! The there-and-back walk, with a short loop, is about 0.7 miles.

Directions: From Damariscotta, take Biscay Road to Route 32. Travel north on Route 32 for 6.3 miles and turn right on to Dutch Neck Road. At the fork go left for 2.5 miles. Preserve sign and grassy parking area are on the left. To reach the preserve from Route 1 Waldoboro, turn onto Route 32 South, go 2.7 miles and turn east onto Dutch Neck Road.


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