Posted on August 12, 2017 and last updated on June 27, 2018

Segerstrom Preserve at Squam Creek, Westport Island

QUICK TRAIL FACTS

  • Preserve Size: 159 acres
  • Trail Mileage: 2.25-mile loop (including side paths)
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: tidal inlet, old home sites, cemeteries, field, woods

Walking on this Kennebec Estuary Land Trust preserve can give you a strong sense of walking back through time. The property was one of the first settled on Westport Island, around 1740 by Timothy Dunton and his family. The southern part of the property was settled by the Hodgdon family shortly after, according to the land trust. There are two old cemeteries and four old house foundations to explore. The tidal inlet side of the preserve is beautiful.

Directions: From Route 1, turn onto Route 144 in Wiscasset toward Westport Island. After 1 mile turn left to stay on 144 (Birch Point Road) and after another mile turn right to stay on 144. Cross the bridge onto the island, and follow the for 6.5 miles. Then turn right onto West Shore Road. Follow across the causeway and up the hill, and the parking lot is on the left.

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