Places We Protect

Bald Head Preserve

Maine

A view of water through pitch pine trees.
Snow blankets the Bald Head Preserve in Arrowsic, Maine. © Phoebe Parker / TNC

Enjoy dramatic views of salt marshes and the Kennebec and Back Rivers.

Overview

Description

This 296-acre preserve is located at the end of a peninsula splitting two tidal rivers—the Kennebec and Back Rivers. Covered mostly by second-growth upland forest, the land rises steeply out of the Back River, where granite bluffs support Pitch Pine Woodland. Separated from the mainland by a large saltmarsh, two main ridges rise dramatically from the Back River on the eastern side of the preserve, reaching heights of over 160 feet. The dramatic topography of the land jutting out to split the Kennebec and Back Rivers is one of the preserve's most stunning attractions.

A trail through Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife conservation land provides access to the preserve. The parking area also provides access to the Squirrel Point Light trail. 

Access

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Hours

Dusk to Dawn Only—no overnight camping.

Highlights

The dramatic topography of the land jutting out to split the Kennebec and Back Rivers is one of the preserve's most stunning attractions.

Size

296 acres

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