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Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center

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Address: Route 9 / Pine Point Rd, Scarborough, ME
Phone Number: (207) 883-5100
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9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Kayak trip

We brought our own kayaks and put the boats in 200 yards down from Audubon center. We paddled back down toward route 9 then came back out toward ocean. We had to fight the current... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Jennifer F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We brought our own kayaks and put the boats in 200 yards down from Audubon center. We paddled back down toward route 9 then came back out toward ocean. We had to fight the current which was strong especially for our 10 year old. We never made to to the ocean. It was a beautiful paddle - kids loved jumping... More 

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Thank Jennifer F
Scarborough, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Not fancy but that's in part what makes this little place so special. A small building (aka shack:) right on the shores of the largest salt water marsh in Maine. Canoe and kayak rentals with life vest help from either volunteers or summer interns. You are guaranteed to see some incredible marsh birds and fauna.

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Thank Jane J
Vermont, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This amazing marsh can be explored by kayaks which can be rented at this Audubon Center, located on the road to the Pine Point Beach. The marsh contains an extensive system of waterways which can be explored at high tide.

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Thank VermontTeacher44
Brunswick, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I hate to rate an Audubon center this low, but Scarborough Marsh as a place to walk was disappointing. We drove 40 mins down from Brunswick because it's the only Audubon center that allows dogs. It turns out the trail is not ideal - it's fairly overgrown and very short - it took us less than 10 minutes to get... More 

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Thank Abby K
Yuma, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have driven by hundreds of times and thought it was time to stop and take a look around. It so peaceful and constantly changing.

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Thank 2013TravelinFool
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An hour and a half kayaking was the perfect amount for us! The price to rent kayaks and canoes was very reasonable!! The equipment was in good shape. We were given a waterproof case for our cell phones - thank you!! We were also given a small map of the marsh waterway as well a guide to identify birds. Paddling... More 

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Thank MBMags
Montpelier, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

The staff is knowledgeable and the canoes are safe. No tipping over or drowning at all. Kids amused, adults engaged. Definitely will do it again when the information imparted begins to fade

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Thank JHallow
Sarasota, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

There were way too many bugs and the people there were really pushy and annoying. You saw no animals, the only wild life you saw were horse flys which we got attacked by them. It was not a fun experience and I will never go back ever again.

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Thank ednaisthebomb
Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

This is a small Audubon center, but packs a BIG punch. First, it sits in the middle of Scarborough Marsh which is a 3,200 saltwater marsh. What is great about this center is that the staff knows the area and most importantly offers canoe and kayak rentals so visitors can get out IN it! Make sure you plan on paddling... More 

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Montpelier, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We went with a group on the full moon canoe tour. Well worth it. It was a lovely evening and a great way to get out on the marsh. The volunteer guides gave us lots of helpful information and background. It was peaceful and a lovely way to see Scarborough from a different angle.

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