Trolley Marsh Preserve
Miles of trail: .8
Activities: Hiking, birding, skiing, hunting
The Trolley Marsh Preserve features 113 acres of open fields, young hardwood forests, mature pine, wetlands, perennial streams and marshland along the Georges River in Warren.
The 1/3 mile of riverfront is home to coastal wading birds and waterfowl, and includes a large 18-acre salt hay marsh. This stretch of the river is inundated by the tides, and so is a popular stretch of river to discover by boat. Eagles, osprey and great blue heron can be found swooping over the marsh, in search of food.
Next door to the property, the Land Trust holds an easement on the Oyster River Winegrowers property. These two properties provide significant protection along the river, as well as for the woodlands and open fields.
Along the river’s edge are the remains of a trolley route which ran in the early 1900’s. Substantial funding assistance for this acquisition was provided by the ME Natural Resources Conservation Program and ME Outdoor Heritage Fund.
The Preserve is open to the public for day-use only; no overnight camping is allowed. Hunting is permitted with prior permission. The .8-mile trail leads down an old logging road to the Georges River. This is a great winter outdoor recreation spot. In the warmer seasons, please take precautions to repel ticks.
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Directions to the Property
From Rte. 1 in Thomaston, travel north on Rte. 131 for 2.2 miles. There is a parking lot at 790 Oyster River Road (Route 131) in Warren.