AMC & BTLT Hike or Snowshoe at Woodward Point

  • January 4, 2020
    12:00 am - 2:15 am

Join the Appalachian Mountain Club and the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust to explore this new preserve on the coast in Brunswick which was a joint venture of the Maine Coast Heritage Trust and BTLT.

There are several trails to check out on this 87.5 acre parcel. The east section of trails is about 1.4 miles round trip and the west section is 1.6 miles total. BTLT staff will join to teach the group more about this wonderful new preserve.

Woodward Point is one of the largest undeveloped parcels of land in northern Casco Bay – a designated estuary of national significance. The preserve cradles all or part of two commercially important shellfish beds and is surrounded by critical habitat for waterfowl and wading birds. Woodward Point’s vast fields are also home to a healthy population of bobolinks estimated to be around eighty birds in the summer.

The terrain is mostly flat and good for families with children. After the hike, we could go out for a bite to eat.

To register, please email Michelle – meamc@micstan.us and include a phone contact, who is coming and winter gear info.

A pdf with full details, including meeting time, will be emailed after registration.

Should conditions become icy, we will require good traction (good grippers or microspikes). If plenty of snow we can use snowshoes.

Venue:  

Address:
225 Woodward Point Road, Brunswick, Maine, 04011, United States

Description:

This spectacular property 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.