Posted on August 11, 2014 and last updated on May 14, 2018

River Link Trail, Boothbay


  • Preserve Size: NA
  • Trail Mileage: 7 miles one way, more in network
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: moderate (long trail)
  • Sights: forest, streams, old cellar homes, old orchard

I love long-distance trails! I would be happy if I could walk forever, traversing the globe. This trail starts at Zak Preserve on Route 27 and seven miles later, ends at Dodge Point Preserve in Newcastle. Along the way, you’ll walk through Schmid Preserve. It is quiet and peaceful in these woods. There is good info on the path on the Damariscotta River Association’s website.

Directions: From Route 1 northbound, drive through Wiscasset. Soon after driving over the bridge, take a right on Route 27. Go 3.7 miles and take a left on McKay Road. The trailhead is on the left, not too long after your turn.

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