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Address: Dover Cross Rd, Boothbay, ME 04537
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A great place for easy hiking trails and picnics for family fun.

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Off the beaten path hike

This is one of many preserves in the areas and is worth exploring for a quiet few miles in the woods. You can park at either the west or east side and do a loop that covers both... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 26, 2015
Lisa M
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Bronx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

This is one of many preserves in the areas and is worth exploring for a quiet few miles in the woods. You can park at either the west or east side and do a loop that covers both. Parking is free.

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Such a lovely place, whether accessed by land (thanks to the Boothbay Region Land Trust) or water. I love serene Maine (as opposed to crashing rocks Maine, which is also nice) and I always find it here.

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We read about the Oven's Mouth Preserve on-line before our trip and made it a point to stop. This was our first trip to the Boothbay region and our first hike at any of the Boothbay Regional Land Trust properties. It was a great hike for us. Due to a time restriction, we picked the Eastern section as our hike.... More 

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Edisto Island, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

A great hike - you can do one loop or cross the bridge and do both loops. The hike is a fairly easy one. The views are great. There are benches in various areas on the hike so you can sit, eat lunch and lookout over the water. The trail is very well maintained

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

We walked around the east preserve, then crossed the bridge to the west side and walked up and over, and around it. Nothing was particularly difficult that we encountered, but we did have hiking poles which were helpful especially because of all the tree roots as we went up and down. The views are outstanding of the shoreline, and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Nice place for a couple of hour hike. Some hard spots that need some good footing. Nice view and a beautiful bridge over the bay

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Seeing that this preserve is along the coast, I was expecting a relatively flat hike (and left my hiking poles at home). Boy was I suprised! Lots of climbing up and down the trail provided a good workout for the legs. But the views made it all worthwhile.

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Thank marguerite p
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Perhaps the best hike in the Boothbay Land Trusts beautiful properties. A nice balance of woods and water. It is a loop of easy to moderate difficulty that is pretty doable for folks of all ages. The small parking area can become crowed at peak times.

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Wiscasset, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is one of our favorite places to get to by boat. We've enjoyed anchoring out, spending the night in the lovely protected basin. Tidal currents can be strong, so time your arrival/departure accordingly.

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Thank Peter A
Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

What a fantastic place to take a walk. We did the western trail, a bit longer than the east. 2 nice vistas and several more as you traveled along. You could make the hike longer if you hopped over the footbridge from west to east. Not terribly difficult with no steep uphills.

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