February 25, 2024    
9:00 am - 11:00 am


Bookings closed


Woodward Point Preserve
219 Woodward Point Rd, Brunswick, ME, 04011

NOTE: We’ve had several cancellations for this walk, which was previously full. So if you want to join us, you’re welcome to just show up at 9 am on Sunday – directions below.

Jim McCarthy

Walking in nature with a camera — whatever the season, wherever the location — is an invitation to discover something new, witness the beauty of the world, and feel gratitude for all the relationships that connect us to this place we call Maine. This is especially true in winter when the landscape can be transformed after a fresh snowfall into a magical place appearing wondrous strange — with abstract patterns of blue tree shadows criss-crossing the white snow, or animal tracks telling stories of recent wildlife visitors. When snow is absent, close observation rewards the attentive photographer with such visually interesting details as green ferns growing from a snow-covered rock or ice formations along the banks of the river.

Brunswick photographer James McCarthy will lead a photography trek at the Woodward Point Preserve in Brunswick, exploring one of the largest undeveloped parcels of land in northern Casco Bay. It will be a leisurely stroll along the 1.5-mile network of trails across open fields, through forest, to the water’s edge with views of Woodward Cove, New Meadows River and more than 38 acres of subtidal wetlands and salt marsh. Along the way, McCarthy will share some of his approaches to photographing in nature; and he welcomes walk participants to share their experiences as well.

How to get there

From Route 1 east of Brunswick, take the Cook’s Corner exit. Stay straight off the exit and pick up 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.

Jim McCarthy


Bookings are closed for this event.