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Riverview Hayfields Preserve

**PRESERVE CLOSED TO DOGS TO PROTECT NESTING GRASSLAND BIRDS**

 

The Riverview Hayfields Preserve in South Thomaston is central to the vision for our Bridging Two Rivers Project, in which we partnered with Maine Coast Heritage Trust and the state's R. Waldo Tyler Wildlife Management Area to conserve more than 1,400 acres of land. This land bridge between the Georges River and the Weskeag contains important riverfrontage and critical flyway habitats for migratory birds.

The goal of the Bridging Two Rivers Project is to protect a 'land bridge' between the St. George and Weskeag Rivers as well as support most of the last remaining open hay fields on the St. George peninsula.

 

Each summer, scores of wildflowers and wild grasses provide a wide-open backdrop while Bobolinks flit about, singing and defending their territory. It's lively entertainment to watch during a picnic under our covered pavilion. Afterward, you can venture to the end of our trail loop to enjoy sweeping views of the mouth of the St. George River. 

Follow Route 131 south from Route 1 in Thomaston for .6 miles, toward South Thomaston and St. George. Cross the railroad tracks and watch for the parking lot on the right. 

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