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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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Easy hike for any age, great water views

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2016
KarenSF444
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Brookline, Massachusetts

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars 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 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars 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.

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Medford, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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1 Thank Lisa M
Boston, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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1 Thank Vicki802
Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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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1 Thank Pam W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Thank Mike H
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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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