With more than 500 acres and over 8000 feet of frontage on the tidal waters of the Damariscotta River, the Dodge Point Public Reserve is a four-season family destination where New England’s ever-changing scenery is on constant display. In addition to natural beauty, Dodge Point showcases human history, including an old mill site and brickyard, cellar holes and rock walls, and stands of large trees grown under the watchful eyes of a small woodlot owner whose trustees sold the land to the state in 1989.
The preserve is a perfect location for a short, leisurely hike. Better yet, extend the day, pack a lunch, and take advantage of the many picnic locations along the shore. With waterfowl diving, seals foraging, and cool breezes blowing, the peaceful surroundings will send you home refreshed whichever option you choose.
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