Thursday Hikers at Woodward Point

  • December 5, 2019
    9:00 am - 11:15 am

Join the Thursday Hikers and Margaret Gerber, BTLT Stewardship Manager, to learn about and explore Woodward Point 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.

Let’s explore this new preserve on the coast in Brunswick which was a joint venture of the Maine Coast Heritage Trust and Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust. 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. There’s plenty of parking so you can go directly there.

Be sure to wear proper footwear or traction in case of snow or ice.

The Thursday Hikers is a group of mostly retired folks who enjoy getting out and hiking. Most of their outings (not just hiking!) are within an hour drive of the Brunswick/Topsham area.  To learn more about the Thursday Hikers, and their upcoming outings, visit them online at hike.micstan.us.

Please RSVP for this event by calling Michelle at 207-406-5221 or by emailing hike@micstan.us.

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.