Mill Forest

Watershed Protection

Mill Forest is approximately 29 acres in total, located on the western shore of the Cathance River in Topsham. The property consists of mixed hardwoods, stream floodplain, and early-successional forest. This parcel protects about 900 feet of shore frontage on the Cathance River, which drains into Merrymeeting Bay–a unique inland tidal delta and one of New England’s most important waterfowl areas. Several quarries are scattered throughout the forest here, and logging also took place here in the mid 20th century.

Trails are planned for the property, but not yet developed.  The property is currently available for passive recreation although there is no formal parking area.  Water access is also possible from the Cathance River, downriver of the dam.

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Mill Forest