Length: 3 miles
The Crooked Farm Preserve was established in 2002, as a result of a community partnership among Crook family, the Carpenter’s Boat Shop, the Pemaquid Watershed Association, and the Damariscotta River Association, along with the financial support of the local community and funding from the Land for Maine’s Future Program in collaboration with the Maine Department of Conservation.
Managing organization: Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust
Crooked Farm Preserve is open to the public for walking, boating, hunting and fishing with nearly 130 acres of forest, wetlands, and open fields, complete with high knolls and ravines. Its gravel streambeds are spawning habitat for game fish, and its wetlands provide edge habitat favored by moose, white-tailed deer, mink, raccoon, fisher, fox, and otter.
In addition to its wildlife and open space values, Crooked Farm Preserve features about 1.25 miles of Pemaquid River shorefront. Access to both Boyd Pond and the Pemaquid River make this preserve perfect for land and water lovers.
Crook Trail is 2.9 miles; Canoe Launch Trail is 0.2 miles; Pine Loop Trail is 0.2 miles; and Boyd Pond Trail is 0.3 miles.
NOTE: This preserve is open to hunting. During hunting season, visitors are encourage to wear blaze orange for safety.
Directions to Trailhead:
From Damariscotta, take the Bristol Road (state Route 130) 9.9 miles to Old County Road at the Bristol Library. Turn left on Old County Road and travel 0.8 miles; preserve parking is on the left just before the Carpenter’s Boatshop campus.