Maquoit Bay Conservation Land

Maquoit Bay Conservation Land  is a 124-acre preserve on Maquoit Bay that is owned by the Town of Brunswick and is permanently protected through a conservation easement held by the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust.

When the property was conserved in 2007, it was one of the last undeveloped sites on Brunswick’s coastline and nearly doubled the town’s public access to the water. The conservation of this unique parcel would not have been possible without the generosity of Margaret Downing and Susan Lowery, the previous landowners, as well as the Trust for Public Land and numerous funding sources including, NOAA and Land for Maine’s Future.

The property is predominantly woodland, but includes some salt marsh and clam flats which provide excellent protection to the resources of Maquoit Bay—an area of statewide ecological significance.

Trail Details:

Maquoit Bay Conservation Land provides over a mile of trail for walking and cross-country skiing along an old woods road, as well as spectacular coastal vistas of Maquoit Bay from Rocky Point, a unique rocky promontory where the public can swim in the warm waters of the shallow bay at high tide.

Directions to Maquoit Bay Conservation Land: from downtown Brunswick, follow Maine Street southeast for approximately 1.6 miles. Continue onto Mere Point Road for 0.2 miles and then bear right onto Maquoit Road. Follow Maquoit Road for 1.9 miles and then turn right onto Woodside Road. Follow Woodside Road for 0.5 miles and then take first left onto Bunganuc Road. Property is on the left in about 0.5 miles and has an established gravel parking area with road signage.

Trail Use Restrictions:

  • Open dawn to dusk
  • No off-road vehicles, bicycles, snowmobiles, or horses
  • On-leash dogs permitted (dog waste removal required)
  • No fires or camping
  • Stay on marked trails
  • Hunting permitted
  • Observe posted trail rules

Please respect use restrictions and the property boundaries of neighbors.

Map: Maquoit Bay Conservation Land Trails