Doyle Preserve

Length: 1.4 miles


  • moderate

Permitted Use:

A gift from the Doyle-Finnegan family to PWA in 1994, the Doyle Preserve provides public access to 1,200 ft on Pemaquid Pond, just over 1 mile of trails, and serves as an outdoor learning site for use by schools and other groups. The forested woodland provides habitat for a variety of wildlife, such as pileated woodpeckers, red fox, and red squirrels.

Managing organization: Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust


From the trailhead, the blue trail descends a half mile through forested woodlands to join with a short spur (red trail) that leads to the scenic shore of Pemaquid Pond. Two shorter trails, green (.15 miles) and yellow (.2 miles) offer options to extend your hike.

Directions to Trailhead:

From Damariscotta, take Biscay Road (intersects with Bus. Rte 1 at McDonald’s) 2 miles and turn left onto Egypt Road. Travel 1.7 miles and turn right onto Castaway Cove Road. Preserve parking area is 0.1-mile down on the right. Walk on Castaway Cove Road another 0.1 mile to the trailhead on the right.

Preserve Guidelines:

Please click here for guidelines to this preserve.

>> Download a printable version of the trail map here.

map of Doyle Preserve