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Address: Dover Cross Rd, Boothbay, ME 04537

A great place for easy hiking trails and picnics for family fun.

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A bit hard to find--but worth being patient

The local tourist map is not detailed enough to locate this place and GPS wasn't good either. We persevered and with the the help of a local woman, we found the place. Lovely... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 20, 2016
Chris M
Peterborough, New Hampshire
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Peterborough, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

The local tourist map is not detailed enough to locate this place and GPS wasn't good either. We persevered and with the the help of a local woman, we found the place. Lovely walking beside the river. Trails are generally easy to navigate. Lots of sweet spots to sit on a bench and look at the fall colors. Loved being... More 

Thank Chris M
Augusta, Maine
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108 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

We hiked both of the trails to take advantage of the scenic views along the peninsula on Back River. The trails were basically forest floor with some rocks and roots - easy hike on both trails. The vistas along the East and West sides offered some great river views; there were also opportunities to go down to the rocks to... More 

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Boothbay, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

Two separate trail heads eat ending at the same point. Mostly an out and back hike but could be changed with two cars. Nice to make the end a lunch or snack spot as it's on the water Great views and not a hard hike

Thank Fran M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Ovens Mouth East and West are wonderful with several trails to choose from- go to BRLT.org to have a map on your smart phone as you walk( saves paper😊) Distances are shown when you click on a trail. Ovens Mouth waters flow at up to 20 miles an hour when tides are changing! Check out the whirlpools the current creates.

Thank ChessieNero
Augusta, Maine
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85 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

Nice hike with excellent views of the preserve. Scenic areas to stop and relax and have a snack as well as enjoy scenery.

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

What a nice 90 minute hike just outside Boothbay Harbor. It's a little tricky to find the East entrance. It's technically on Dover EXTENSION road, not Dover itself. Free. Small parking area. Walk is nice, flat, shady- a loop in the woods that hugs the waterway- very scenic. My husband got several mosquito bites- bring bug spray if you're prone... More 

Thank KarenSF444
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

We took the long route it was an hour walk walking at a leisurely pace. I noticed the trail had lots of roots and rocks. Not a well groomed trail if you have city slicker standards. It has good views of the parallel rivers.

Thank Lanita W
Medford, Massachusetts
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50 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2016

Having visited the Boothbay Region for about 40 years now, my wife and I decided to take a hike on a beautiful 60 dgree March day. We parked on the road at the West preserve lot (it was small and full) went in and hiked counter clockwise on the shore loop trail, Some parts were rooted and rocky, little ankle... More 

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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank Lisa M
Boston, MA
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank cultureobserver

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