Dodge Point Trail

Wiscasset, Maine 04578

Dodge Point Trail

Dodge Point Trail Professional Review and Guide

"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."

More Dodge Point Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"The hike around Dodge Point Public Reserved Land passes through a mature oak-pine forest along the Ravine Trail through land covered by deep glacial till. The hike passes man-made Ice Pond, which has become a picturesque part of the landscape.

Much of the hike is along the shore of the tidal Damariscotta River. The complex geology of the Mid-Coast is on display in the bedrock and beach types. The hike offers shore access to several places that are popular for swimming."

Dodge Point Trail Reviews

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4/25/2009
Very nice pet friendly trail. Pleasant walk through the woods and beautiful views of the water.
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2/22/2009
A VERY dog friendly place to go, if you happen to be walking with your pooches. A variety of trails in an expansive trail system. This is not a challenging trail system, but you get some nice water views, travel across small man-made bridges, and get to see some good wildlife. Many people use this place ALL year. Trails are always well trampled. Pretty decent parking area.
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8/8/2008
For the coastal vacationer or local nature lover seeking a relaxing hour or two of solitude, it's hard to beat Dodge point. The preserve has trails that range from the very easy (Old Farm Road) to easy (Ravine Trail), but the lack of difficulty does not detract from the beauty. Once you reach the river, there are numerous places to sit, relax, and look out over the water. The preserve includes a dock, it you're inclined to approach it by water. There is a current project working to link the Damariscotta River to the Sheepscot River throught a continuous footpath - part of the excellent conservation work that is being done in the area.
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Trail Information

Wiscasset
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
4.2
Distance
450 feet
Elevation Gain
Several options
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
2 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
155 feet
Trailhead Elevation
270 feet
Top Elevation
Maine Bureau of Park and Lands
Local Contacts
USGS Bristol
Local Maps

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Nov 2018