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Weskeag Headlands Preserve

Two trails offer different experiences of the Weskeag River marsh. The Forest Trail weaves through a dramatic disturbed forest of pine and hemlock while the Headland Trail hugs the Weskeag River, with its many birds, oyster farms, and views of South Thomaston.  

The Headland Trail is mostly level with a long gradual downslope, followed by a steeper but shorter incline. These sloped sections of the trail are seasonably wet. The Forest trail is narrower, with roots and bog bridging but has less elevation change. 

Each trail has interpretive kiosks that encourage you to experience your senses at specific spots along the trail, engaging you with its history and ecology.

This property contributes to our Bridging Two Rivers Initiative together with the W. Tyler Wildlife Management Area and the Weskeag Preserve of Maine Coast Heritage Trust, a total of 1,562 acres has been conserved in this ecosystem.

 

No hunting is allowed on this preserve. In the warmer seasons, please take precautions to repel ticks and mosquitoes. Please be mindful of the landowners living on Hopkins Drive. 

 

From the Keag Store in South Thomaston, take Route 73 west and turn right on Westbrook Street. Go 0.5 mile and turn right onto Hopkins Drive where you will find a small parking lot.

 

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