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Oven's Mouth Preserve

Dover Cross Rd, Boothbay, ME 04537
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Ranked #3 of 10 Attractions in Boothbay
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Picnicking
Owner description: A great place for easy hiking trails and picnics for family fun.
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Picnicking
Owner description: A great place for easy hiking trails and picnics for family fun.

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English first
Boothbay, Maine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a place you can sit back and relax. Bring a lunch and sit and watch the Cross River flow by,maybe you'll see a blue heron feeding in the river or a seal swim by. It's a nice hike thru the woods but make sure you bring some bug spray in the summer. If going in the fall you'll... More 

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Kensington, CT
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52 attraction reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This one of the Boothbay Regional Land Trust properties. The protected acreage totals 146 divided into east and west sections. The trail on the east side where we parked is a 1.1 mile loop along the coast that is rated as easy. We started off on the trail, but crossed a bridge and mistakenly began to follow the shore trail... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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10 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

A nice walk through the woods - but we can get plenty of that at home in Vermont. The views of the salt marsh and river were too few and, sadly for us, were only sporting seagulls when we were there. Had been hoping for more variety.

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Maine
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We followed the white-blazed loop around the outside of the west side trails. My 11 year old, my 86 lb akita and I managed it in about 2 hours. Fairly flat and easy. Several places where the trail is hard to find need new/better/brighter blazes, especially where trails come together. Pleasant and quiet - we saw only one other person... More 

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Boothbay, Maine, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We are blessed to live in the region where this great trail is located. We have walked both sides of the Preserve, the West side and the East side many many times. We take our dogs along on our hikes as well. No matter the time of year it is always a pretty hike. We have snowshoed on the East... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We went clockwise around the Eastern Shoreline Loop (1.1 miles) and, like other reviewers, really enjoyed the water views. The first section passed the more enclosed of the inlets where the water was cloudy and greenish. Within minutes of the start we saw a great blue heron -- always a wonderful sight. The northern and eastern sides of the peninsula... More 

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

We found the East Ovens Mouth trail head and hike 1.1 mile around the shoreline of the eastern portion. Some parts of the trail are quite eroded and the tree roots need protection. The views of the shore and the tide rushing by are quintessential Maine coast. Easy hiking, rewarding, highly recommended.

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Washington D.C.
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

This walk is easy enough for my older mother and enjoyable for me and my brother (in our early 30s). It's fairly quick, but you get a lot of nice views. Good for dogs as well. I wouldn't go when it's wet, but even in the winter it's nice.

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Damariscotta, Maine
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

The water-facing trails are lovely, and it's cool to watch the tide come in and out. We didn't catch the lady-slippers that are supposed to bloom in the spring. No facilities, but a couple of benches and plenty of ground to sit on if you pack in your lunch.

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North Tonawanda, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

make sure you bring the bug spray if you go later in the day. We were able to hike both sides. Trails are pretty well marked, but get just a little confusing. Easy hike. We were glad to have a water bottle with us.

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