Making Woodward Point accessible to all: With the support of donors, we have been working on building an accessible trail and parking to facilitate access for all visitors, including people who need a level surface to walk, use a wheelchair, or push a stroller.

Our accessible trail project continues in 2023 and construction will resume on the remaining portions of trail after bobolink nesting season this summer.

In the interim, please feel free to enjoy the completed portions of the trail!

Woodward Point Preserve

This spectacular property, conserved in partnership with Maine Coast Heritage Trust, covers most of Woodward Point in the upper reaches of Casco Bay and is one of the few remaining undeveloped waterfront parcels of this size in Southern Maine. The property covers more than 80 acres, has over two miles of shoreline along two peninsulas on the New Meadows River in Brunswick, and features extensive open rolling meadows, pine and hardwood forests, a freshwater pond, and several water access points.

The diverse landscape offers excellent potential for outdoor recreation for all ages and interests, ranging from dog walking and cross country skiing to birdwatching and ice skating. Kayakers often stop to rest along the ledge on the southeast peninsula. Conservation of the property will also protect its significant ecological value as shorebird feeding and roosting habitat, as well as the highly productive adjacent clam flats.

Wildlife Viewing

Hiking Trails

Water Access

Woodward Point Preserve

Directions to Woodward Point Preserve: From Cook’s Corner take Route 24 south. Drive 1.3 miles and then turn left onto Board Road. In 0.4 miles, bear right onto Woodward Point Road. Follow the public road until the end, where it swings right. Turn left onto the road leading into the preserve and head down the hill. After passing the barns, find the parking lot on your left. 

Map: Trails at Woodward Point Preserve, courtesy of Maine Coast Heritage Trust

Have a question? Please contact:
Eliza Stinneford

Assistant to Director of Stewardship
Maine Coast Heritage Trust

(207) 607-4374

Trail Details

Visitors may venture along the preserve’s 1.5-mile network of trails that lead across open fields and through forest to the water’s edge. There is ample birdwatching with intimate views of bobolinks, great blue herons, bald eagles, and countless other species. This preserve is great all year round, with opportunities for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing during the snowy months, complete with breathtaking views of Casco Bay.

Be prepared and watch your step

Many ticks and porcupines call Woodward Point their home. Protect yourself from potential tick bites by following current recommended protocols including, but not limited to: dressing appropriately (wearing light colors, tucking in shirts and socks), using insect repellent, and checking your body during and after spending time on the preserve. Porcupines are a more visible feature at Woodward Point. Be alert for these slow-moving animals. Enjoy them from a distance.

Preserve information/guidelines

  • Open Sunrise to Sunset – No Camping Permitted
  • No Fires Permitted
  • Stay on Established Trails – Trails Are Not Suitable for Wheeled Vehicles
  • Carry Out All Trash
  • Dogs Allowed on a Trial Basis
    • Keep Dogs on Leash and Remove All Waste
  • Please Respect Private Property and Stay on MCHT Land
  • Please Do Not Disturb Nesting Birds or Wildlife
  • Bow Hunting by Permission Only
  • Swim at Your Own Risk
  • Do not remove any archaeological artifacts