Scarborough Marsh Trail

Old Orchard Beach, Maine 4064

Scarborough Marsh Trail

Scarborough Marsh Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Sometimes, just a small change in scenery can put you in the extraordinary. Snowshoeing the trails in this protected marsh area in southern Maine, just minutes from the busy Route 1 highway, transports you to another world. Here, narrow channels and tidal rivers snake through frost-tinged salt marshes; wintering birds feed in the rich, still-moving waters; and the briny smell of low tide fills the air, even in the dead of cold season.

It’s an easy walk, with lots of options. Keep your eyes peeled for bald eagles and for a rare glimpse of a snowy owl. Scarborough Marsh is the largest salt marsh in the state of Maine and considered one of the most important and productive on the New England coast. It includes more than 3000 acres of tidal marsh, salt creeks, fresh marsh, and uplands and is a resting, breeding, and feeding ground for an array of wildlife, particularly birds."

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Trail Information

Old Orchard Beach
Nearby City
Kid-friendly
Accessibility
4
Distance
100 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1.5-2 hours
Duration
Winter
Season
Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center
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