Posted on September 9, 2013 and last updated on October 07, 2021

Wildes Road Wildlife Management Area, Bowdoinham


  • Preserve Size: Not sure
  • Trail Mileage: ~2.5 miles
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: Merrymeeting Bay, meadows, old homestead

Amble through a wide-open meadow to a view of Merrymeeting Bay. This is an old farm site, and it’s possible to see the foundations of a farmhouse or barn. The trails weren’t marked when I was here (although there did appear to be a track) so you just have to make your way to the shore around the fields and out the short peninsulas for views of the wide Kennebec River.

From the parking lot, you’ll walk down a track and then along the power lines until you’ll see a trail off to your left. You can head down there to each the east meadow and make your way around the property clockwise. If you continue down the power line, you’ll end up taking an old road through the fields to what looks like the old homestead ruins.

Directions: To get to the trailhead take a right onto Wildes Road from Brown Point’s Road. Drive to the end of the road past the first gate, and park to the right of the second gate.