Local Natural Wonders - Day 48
Local Natural Wonders Day 48 - Dodge Point In Newcastle, Maine
Dodge Point offers over 500 acres and 8,000 feet of frontage along the Damariscotta River with several trails, three secluded small beaches and many species of plants and animals. Choose from four different trails, ranging in difficulty from easy to moderate and 0.8 to 2 miles and enjoy the red pines and coastal vistas on your hike.
At one time this land was a tree farm. The State of Maine purchased it in 1989, with help and funding from the Damariscotta River Association, the Maine Coastal Program, and the Land for Maine’s Future Program.
Directions from Maine Trail Finder:
From North: Take Newcastle exit off US Route 1 and turn left on Mills Road. Follow the road for 0.5 miles. At the stop sign, head straight following River Road for 2 miles. The parking lot and trailhead will be on your left.
From South: Take Newcastle exit off US Route 1. At end of off ramp, turn right onto River Road, follow for 2 miles. The parking lot and trailhead will be on your left.
River~Link Trailhead: In the case that there is no available parking at the primary trailhead, the Dodge Point trails are also accessible from a parking lot for the River~Link trailhead, which is 0.5 south on River Road from the Dodge Point parking lot.