Wolf’s Neck Woods State Park

Wolf’s Neck Woods has been one of our stand-by’s – you can get more information than I want to repeat at the Department of Conseration’s website (where there are listing on all State parks – some of which I will be reviewing for walks later) Wolf’s Neck has extensive well groomed foot trails, picnic areas, restrooms and more. It’s trails meander through the woods, or along the rocky coast. There is a fee – $3.00 in-state, 4.50 out of state and 1.50 senior.

And after the walk…

The Harraseeket Inn – Broad Arrow Tavern provides great fare at reasonable prices. Be careful of your timing – there can be a waiting list if you arrive at peak hours.

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 favorite of ours is the Frontier Restaurant in the old Fort Andros mill building by the Brunswick/Topsham bridge.  If your looking for an evening meal another option is the Tao Restaurant in Brunswick.  A little pricier but remarkable food.