Ovens Mouth Preserve Walk


DATE: May 21, 2022
END DATE: May 21, 2022

Hike/Event Location: Boothbay ME

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Scarborough, ME United States

Meeting Time: 11:00 AM

Max # People: 8

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Meet at the parking area for Oven's Mouth West (see directions below). We will follow the white trail on the west preserve through the woods, heading west and then north towards the Back River. As we loop southward, we will reach the pedestrian bridge and cross over to the East Preserve, will head northeast and cover the White trail Loop on the east preserve, making it back to the bridge, then continuing south along the White trail on the west preserve, completing our loop and then returning to the parking area. The west White trail is distance is 2.37 miles, minimum elevation: -2 feet, maximum elevation: 166 feet. Total climb: 306 feet. Total descent: 273 feet. The east White loop is 1.26 miles.

For those who are interested, we can go to downtown Boothbay Harbor for a bite to eat. Boathouse Bistro is very good!

Ovens Mouth Preserve is comprised of two distinct peninsulas connected by a pedestrian bridge. Both the East and West sections of Ovens Mouth are heavily wooded and feature partial water frontage and shoreline trails, quiet coves, and salt marsh, as well as stunning areas for picnicking, nature studies and watching the dramatic tidal change of the Ovens Mouth passage.
Both peninsulas are home to a variety of wildlife, including eagles, osprey, otters and deer. The East and West sections of Ovens Mouth Preserve are connected by a 93-foot pedestrian bridge which provides excellent views of the waterways as well as the opportunity for more extensive hiking across the trail system.

Ovens Mouth - Boothbay Region Land Trust (bbrlt.org)

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Directions To Trailhead Parking Lot

From the roundabout at Boothbay Center, travel north on Route 27 for 1.6 miles. Take a left onto Adams Pond Road. Proceed .1 miles. Turn right onto Dover Road. Continue 1.9 miles and bear left onto Dover Cross Road. The parking lot is 0.2 mile on the right.

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baezfred Posted May 19, 2022 at 12:22 PM

Hey gentlemen! Weather looks promising for Saturday! 69 degrees, sun, some clouds (per Accuweather). Between MGM and GO, we have a big group! Total sign-ups=17. See you all soon!

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