Salt Bay Farm

Length: >3 miles in total, but loops vary from 0.5 to 1.5 miles.

Difficulty:

  • easy

Permitted Use:

One of few intact saltwater farms in the Midcoast, this 115-acre wildlife preserve was acquired in several pieces starting in 1994 with the help of generous members, neighbors, and donors, including Betty Noyce.

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Managing organization: Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust

Description:

A variety of habitats in close proximity make the Farm a regional birding destination. Other highlights of the property include Twin Villages Foodbank Farm, a popular sledding hill, salt and restored freshwater wetlands with an observation platform, and trails through forest and meadow along Great Salt Bay, Maine’s first Marine Protected Area.

Directions to Trailhead:

Salt Bay Farm is located at 110 Belvedere Road in Damariscotta, less than half a mile off of Route 1. Coming up Route 1 from the South, pass the main Damariscotta exit and continue for slightly more than 2 miles to the blinking light at Belvedere Road. Take a left on Belvedere and Salt Bay Farm will be on your left. From the North on 1, after you cross the Damariscotta town line from Nobleboro continue about a mile to the bottom of the hill and take a right at the blinking light onto Belvedere Road.

Preserve Guidelines:

All dogs must be leashed at Salt Bay Farm as the property is home to vulnerable grassland and shore birds.

Please click here for guidelines to this preserve.

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

map of Salt Bay Farm