Ducktrap River Park
Ducktrap River Park
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  • F Thomas C
    Lincolnville, Maine72 contributions
    Beautiful and quiet - Please don't go there!
    This is one of my favorite places on earth. For me and my family, it is part of our heritage and a great place to take children. Swimming is not easy except in the inner harbor at mid-tide. Kiddies MUST have life jackets for the tidal currents. Years ago we harvested mussels and clams - now they are not safe to eat but still fun to dig up. NO SAND BEACH - just rolling rocks and driftwood. Keep an eye out for spawning salmon when the tide is coming in. I have seen 36-48 inch Atlantic Salmon jump there butit was 20 years ago. However, there isn't much parking space so as you drive over the Ducktrap Bridge on Route 1 look for a spot. Then? Keep going because we want this place all to ourselves....
    Traveled solo
    Written September 13, 2016
  • Terrysmom
    159 contributions
    Hidden beautiful spot
    Just an easy walk from the very popular Lincolnville Beach is this very pretty, quiet, peaceful beach. There were just a few people there enjoying the sand and the surf. Another of Maine's wonderful attractions!
    Traveled with family
    Written September 5, 2016
  • Amy W
    Saint Louis, Missouri12 contributions
    Hidden beach
    Out rental property owners suggested this stones beach. We went at low tide. There's parking for maybe 8 to 10 cars. Our young kids loved climbing on the huge beach's large rocks, sorting pebbles, finding clamshells, skipping stones. The view is incredibly beautiful and not many people were out with us. Peaceful. Some areas are deep enough for swimming at low tide but in most areas, the water is shallow for quite a ways out. It is rocky, so definitely wear shoes! We liked Lincolnville Beach slightly better because it has lots of sand and parking.
    Traveled with family
    Written July 30, 2016
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Kay S
Rockland, ME3 contributions
Aug 2018 • Solo
For the last 50 years this has only been a locals spot, and today, anyone who lives in Lincolnville can no longer enjoy this area. Every single day in the summer, the lot is filled with out of state license plates and no one is swimming. Just clogging up the beach. Thanks Trip Advisor for ruining one of the last places locals could all duck in for a swim after a long hot day serving the tourists. Beware if you come here, the locals will not be pleased. Go to the Lincolnville Beach instead.
Written August 30, 2018
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Gina Mc
Holly Springs, NC5 contributions
Jul 2019
This "park" is really just a spit of gravel & stones where a few locals fish and give out of towners dirty looks. Not great for young kids! Do yourself a favor and go to the lovely little beach near the Lobster Pound restaurant, good parking, fun for kids and soft sand as well as tasty take away a few steps away!
Written September 6, 2019
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gumguy53
Crete, IL62 contributions
Aug 2015 • Family
This tiny park was a harbor 100 years ago that shipped lime to New York and Boston. Now a lovely place to have a picnic or poke around at low tide. This is the mouth of the small Ducktrap River. I have never seen it crowded. Usually never more than one car there. There are no amenities.
Written September 3, 2015
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Patricia E
Belfast, UK10 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
This is a very small beach with just a few parking spots but when the weather is hottest it is the only place around to get cool. It is never hot here under the trees or even right next to the water. It is also a pleasant, although rocky, walk to the restaurants on Lincolnville Beach. In the early summer there are sand fleas so bring insect repellent.
Written November 11, 2017
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Karen G
Hudson, MA952 contributions
Aug 2017 • Solo
Not sure that everyone is talking about the same spot in all these reviews but I stopped at the pebbly beach on the main drag in town and it didn't look like the pictures here so I kept driving RT 1 N until I ended up in another town so I turned around. I looked to the left when I was going over the bridge and saw an amazing beach so I took a left onto Howe Point Rd...taxa! I think I found the real spot!
Written August 17, 2017
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Jane K
Maine2 contributions
Jul 2022
Not a good beach for children! The rocks are dangerous and the currents can be rough. Lincolnville Beach is a much better place for kids!
Written August 3, 2022
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P h
Lincolnville, ME53 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
Literally a stones throw from my home this little gem of a park is at the point where the Ducktrap River flows onto Penobscot Bay. There is a small strip of beach and a tidal pool. So peaceful and picturesque- bald eagles nest there..great for wading into the water, sitting taking in the sun, or shell collecting. Never a crowd..most folks from away don’t realize it exists.
Written July 11, 2019
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MaineGuy777
Bangor, ME1,822 contributions
Jun 2019 • Solo
It's hard to find, a good thing, since every nook and cranny doesn't have to be a tourist attraction. (Also annoying is the disregard of "private road" signs by drivers.)

The beach is uncrowded most of the time we've been there during the week, with some fishing and chair sitting going on. I was there on a Friday around noon at the end of June and there was a camper and a couple of cars there. It' s a beautiful spot, with a rocky beach, the ocean, a river, and a house on the hill.
Written June 29, 2019
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PaleoGypsy
Philadelphia, PA2,116 contributions
Jul 2018 • Solo
No RV or bus parking. 4-hour parking for passenger vehicles. Bathrooms. Trash cans. Near ferry. Diagonal parking. Limited parking. Great beach for the family. Right off of Scenic Route 1. Free. Restaurants nearby.
Written July 24, 2018
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Nate H
3 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
this place is just off the beaten path, and a wonderful place to swim, have lunch, or just to put the canoe or kayaks in. highly recommended to stop in see. N@J
Written October 16, 2017
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