Head of Tide Park Grand Opening

  • June 2, 2018
    12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust and the Town of Topsham for a celebration of Topsham’s first waterfront park on the Cathance River. After over a decade in the making, Head of Tide Park is now permanently conserved and will provide river and trail access, picnicking, watershed protection, and a beautiful scenic vista for the residents and visitors of Maine’s midcoast – forever.

We are looking forward to a day of outings (nature walks, history talks, hikes, and more) culminating with a ribbon cutting ceremony at Head of Tide Park at 4:00 pm. We hope you will join us to celebrate the grand opening of Topsham’s only waterfront park on the Cathance River!



The Day’s Events:

Community History Forum

10:30, Topsham Town Office

History Tour

2:00 – 2:45 pm, at the Park

Fly Fishing Demonstration

2:30 – 3:30 pm, at the Park

Ecology Conversation

3:00 – 3:45 pm, at the Park

Ribbon Cutting

4:00 pm, at the Park


Parking is limited, enjoy an alternative route to the Park:

Hike from Cathance River Nature Preserve

1:00 pm, Meet at Cathance River Education Alliance

Please park in CREA parking, Community Center parking, or Hiker Parking (please click the link and scroll down for directions to hiker parking).

Bike Ride

1:00 pm, Meet at Topsham Public Library

Shuttles will run every half hour from 1:30 – 5 pm,

between Topsham Public Library and the Park.


259 Cathance Rd, Brunswick, Maine, 04011


The Head of Tide Park is located at the Cathance River’s head of tide, or the furthest upstream that the tide impacts the river, on the Cathance Road in Topsham. Coming from the south, parking areas are located on the right just before short bridge over the river, and on the left just past the bridge (across from picnic table shelter). While not the actual address of the park, you can use 259 Cathance Road for GPS directions.