Huston Landing

Length: 0.4 miles round trip


  • easy

Permitted Use:

This 10-acre preserve, donated by J. Huston Dodge, Sr. , includes over 500 feet of frontage along the Damariscotta River and features a unique geologic formation called a tombolo – a sandy isthmus that attaches an island to the mainland. The shoreline here is a spawning site for horseshoe crabs in the spring.

Managing organization: Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust


A partial loop trail descends gently through a field populated by dogbane and blueberry, then winds down to the shore through mature oak and pine forest. An impressive glacial erratic marks a junction in the trail. Two benches near the shore offer a quiet and peaceful spot to enjoy the view.

Please help us protect this site from erosion by avoiding the tombolo and shoreline area.

Directions to Trailhead:

The parking area for Huston Landing is located on the Bristol Road (Rt. 129) in Damariscotta, 1.6 miles from Business Route 1, on the right as you head south. A small pull off allows parking for 1-2 vehicles.

Preserve Guidelines:

Please click here for guidelines to this preserve.

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

map of Huston Landing