Dodge Point Management Unit, located on the western shore of the Damariscotta River, encompasses 521 acres in the Town of Newcastle. The property boasts over 8,000 feet of frontage on the Damariscotta River with pocket sand and pebble beaches, vistas from the Rivers' shore, a freshwater ponds and stream-cut ravines in the interior uplands.
Outdoor recreational activities abound here including hiking, cross-country skiing, skating, swimming and fishing. This well-managed forest bears the destinction of being named the State Of Maine's 1978 Tree Farm of the Year. Take the interpretive trail that starts at the Old Farm Road and make sure you explore the Shore Trail for the best views!
The Land for Maine's Future Board acquired the Dodge Point property on behalf of the State of Maine from the Edward W. Freeman Trust in March of 1989. In addition to the Land for Maine's Future Program, the Damariscotta River Association and the Maine Coastal Program pooled funds to acquire the land for generation of visitors to enjoy.
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