Posted on August 14, 2017 and last updated on August 14, 2017

Oxbow Nature Preserve, Waterville

QUICK TRAIL FACTS

  • Preserve Size: ~19 acres
  • Trail Mileage: .75 miles
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: Messalonskee Stream

This little city park has a lot of charm even if it’s a bit rough. The trail includes a few lookouts onto the Messalonskee Stream (except at the very tip of the preserve, where I tried to bushwhack through the reeds before giving up).

There was a homeless couple camping in the preserve when I visited. They invited me into their camping area next to the stream to check out a sweet family of baby ducks.

Directions: I believe you can park at the Lutheran Church on 36 Cool Street. The trail is just north of the parking lot, on the right.

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