Peters Pond Preserve, Waldoboro

QUICK TRAIL FACTS

  • Preserve Size: Not sure
  • Trail Mileage: ~2 miles in network
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: saltwater marsh, streams, pond, granite ledges, fields, forest

This is a lovely preserve, which includes a large, undeveloped, quiet pond that is an excellent swimming hole. The trail, cared for by the Medomak Valley Land Trust, is marked with visible blazes and is easy to follow, even with snow on the ground. It takes you to the edge of the pond, including to rocky ledges overlooking the water.

There is an unmarked trail around the pond but I am not sure if it crosses private property.

What seems to be a bit more comfortably public is the little walk into the pond from Gross Neck Road. There isn’t much room to park here, unless you’re willing to drive over a bit of rocky, rooty stuff.

The loop from Dutch Neck Road is roughly 1.6 miles. The spur from Gross Neck Road to the blazed trails is .6 miles.

Directions: There is a small roadside pullout on Dutch Neck Road. Take Route 1 North past Damariscotta and get off (turn right) at West Main Street. Turn right onto Route 32, and after 2.2 miles, turn left onto Dutch Neck Road. The trailhead is .3 miles on the right.

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on “Peters Pond Preserve, Waldoboro
4 Comments on “Peters Pond Preserve, Waldoboro
  1. There is also a trail on Gross Neck that is a lot shorter to get to the pond… in case you don’t wanna walk that far.. it is maybe a 5 min walk…at most

  2. It’s actually gross pond .locals call it peters it’s not a place you want to walk on ice. Years ago my cousins dog was walking on it and went through he couldn’t help him he drowned its natural ground feed

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