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Boothbay Region Land Trust

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137 Townsend Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1845
+1 207-633-4818
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Porter Preserve is a GEM!

My wife and I had a GREAT time hiking through the Porter Preserve. Such a beautiful place for a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Monroe, New Jersey
Lovely short hikes

We had several hikes in BRLT preserves. Porter was our favorite. Great ocean views. Oven's Mouth... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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137 Townsend Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1845
+1 207-633-4818
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Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I had a GREAT time hiking through the Porter Preserve. Such a beautiful place for a leisurely walk, with lots of vistas and benches to stop and take it all in. This place is truly a gem.

Thank Capebum
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had several hikes in BRLT preserves. Porter was our favorite. Great ocean views. Oven's Mouth was also quite beautiful. All the preserves were well marked with clear trails. These hikes are the best way we found to appreciate the beauty of the region. .

Thank Mitch A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

a beautiful and serene light house and cove off rt 27. it is a great photo op and a great place to picnic or drop anchor in the cove and enjoy an uncrowded and very pretty area.

Thank hjlawdoc
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We wanted to do a bit of hiking and by chance saw these signs around Route 96 for the BBRLT Preserve. They have a terrific website with maps. There are incredibly well maintained trails through the beautiful woods, over small ridges and along the gorgeous...More

Thank Robert T
Reviewed 12 August 2017

We hiked Porter Preserve on Barter's Island. Trails are relatively easy to moderate. Beautiful vistas. We also walked the Ocean Point walk. Easy stroll along the rocks. It’s especially nice during a sunset.

Thank SisBoston
Reviewed 12 August 2017

My family hiked in 4 of the preserves while vacationing in Boothbay Harbor. Porter Preserve was our favorite, but the others were also lovely -- Lobster Cove, Ovens Mouth, and Colby. Well-marked and well-maintained trails, never a crowd or an entrance fee, gorgeous views, interesting...More

Thank eli1977
Reviewed 28 July 2017

As a local, I try to take advantage of as many of the trails as I can. They're all fun. Well-marked and well-maintained.

Thank Fifty5
Reviewed 26 July 2017

There are many different kinds of trails. Some are in fields, some in woods, and some near the shore. All are fairly easy trials.

Thank Bruce L
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Porter's Preserve is part of a community land trust. It's about 6 miles outside of Boothbay Harbor. If you love walking through beautiful northern pine forests, as I do, you should try to visit during your summer holiday. The Preserve is not on GPS systems....More

2  Thank Dalefarkas
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Our family of 4 did 3 hikes while in the Boothbay area. Each was wonderfully unique. The Linekin Preserve was my favorite. Next time I will take a book and stay all day. Absolutely stunning views of the river and ocean as well as serene...More

Thank Anne C
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5 July 2017|
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Response from Donna S | Reviewed this property |
They do have a nice wide .5 mile loop mulch trail at Penny Lake which would be fine for a stroller. It has a bridge along the trail that offers a view of the lake with benches for snacking and resting a bit.
Julie W
4 October 2016|
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Response from ChessieNero | Reviewed this property |
No, there is no camping allowed on Damariscove Island. Day use only; no campfires are allowed. All Boothbay Region Land Trust preserves are open dawn to dusk year round.