Bowdoin’s Coastal Studies Center

bowdoin-coastal-studiesWe read an article in the KJ about Bowdoin’s Coastal Studies Center and decided to check it out. It’s on Orr’s Island, near where we first lived when we came to Maine. We spent and hour and forty-five minutes following one of the trails. There were several other trails left for another day. You could probably spend several more hours investigating all the trails. It’s 118 acres and 2.5 miles of coastline. Trails tend to run along the shoreline, with many spots where you can sit and rest. Most trails were groomed; a few had wet spots (we first walked this in March).

Rating: 4 of 5

Directions

  • From Route 1 in Brunswick take Route 24 S for 8 miles
  • Cross bridge to Orr’s Island and continue for another 2 miles
  • Take Right on Bayview Road and follow it for 1 mile to parking area.

And after the walk…

A reasonably priced restaurant we recommend after your walk is Scarlet Begonias. Located in Brunswick, they recently moved from Main Street to 16 Station Avenue located near where the new train station will be located. To be honest, most of our experience was in their old location (which we liked a lot) – the jury is still out about whether their eclectic decor and food will survive the move into their new quarters. Feel free to comment if you have more recent experience.

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