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“quiet respite not far from our biggest city.”

Gilsland Farm Audubon Center
Reviewed January 5, 2013

A well kept secret that has evolved over the years. Just walking? Bird watching? carryin picnic? Education center? Gift shop? All this with water views and rolling hills.

Thank Cean L
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

Just a short driveway off the main road and you're in paradise! Walking trails abound and there is a wonderful center with a shop of all sorts of things bird, nature, gifts, etc. not to mention classes and events ongoing.

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Reviewed September 20, 2012

A great place for a short or long walk, trails along the Presumpscot River estuary; many learning opportunities at every turn. You hardly notice the interstate. Nice place to visit at any time of year.

Thank meandkeys
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

As sunset approached, we explored the sights and sounds of fields, woods, and estuary throughout this former saltwater farm. We saw just what we'd hoped to see and more: deer, woodchucks, geese, cardinals, and other wildlife. A camera is a must! Access was by a short dirt road to a large dirt parking lot near the (closed) Visitors' Center. Trails were easy to discern and well-marked. A trailside post sought donations so we gave one and felt it was very well worth it. Viewpoint rain shelters and well-placed benches dot the trails. We loved everything about the place except the lack of access to any rest facilities during hours when the Visitors' Center is closed.

Thank mainemountainbear
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

My mother and my husband and I explored this gem a few months back, and I will definitely return in the near future. We had such an entertaining time just walking along the paths. It was an overcast day, it even rained a few times, but it didn't dampen our experience one bit. We saw so many woodchucks! That may seem boring to some, but I was thoroughly entertained. They don't seem that afraid of people so we got to see some very close. The little pond on the property is a great feature, you can see frogs and toads in every phase of development if you go at the right time of year. There are also lots of birds, chipmunks, squirrels, and lovely trees, flowers, etc. The views of the ocean along the coast side of the property are extremely picturesque as well. Highly recommended!

Thank angeliza2002
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