Ovens Mouth Preserves, Boothbay

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  • This place is a must-see! Great intermediate hiking, along tidal channels, mud flats, natural forest, and steep, rock-faced ledges.  more »
  • Great walk, trails easy to follow. Not busy, beautiful scenery and wildlife. Worth a visit. Take the camera  more »
  • Pretty scenery, quiet, medium-strenuous hike. No flat areas. A real "walk in the woods". Some water views. Really enjoyed this hike.  more »
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  • An unexpected place off of back road near the coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. Nice walk in the woods of deep Pines. Dogs are allowed on leash. There is a parking area with a kiosk and map display. The road to it is not heavily used. It is easy to find. And as in any Maine area for the last year or so watch for ticks. The walk will take you out to overlook the harbor and nearby River area. Lovely views can be had. The walk is fairly easy and well-marked. There are some slight grades.
  • Very enjoyable trail hikes in spring, summer, and fall. I believe the Eastern loop is easier and it is definitely shorter. The longer Western trail many people would consider challenging on its inner (eastern) side. Parking usually is not a problem, especially for early birds. I believe the two best times to go are at high tide or when the inbound/outbound tides are at their highest volume (1st half). Low tide is great for exploring around the bridge and tidal flats. There are no facilities out here so plan ahead. Be sure to take bug repellent during peak season. Many benches and places to sit. Well behaved dogs are welcome.
  • Gorgeous Maine Seacoast preserve with easy hiking trails. If you're lucky, you'll meet the local dog who will hike with you.
  • Great views. Nice walk. East side is better and shorter.
  • Best short hike in the Boothbay region
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