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Dodge Point encompasses 506 acres of preserved forest habitat, with several miles of shoreline along the Damariscotta River, featuring sand and pebble beaches; other highlights include a freshwater pond, beaver flowage and bog, and scenic stream-cut ravines in the site's interior uplands. Year-round recreation includes cross-country skiing trails, open in the winter, and a network of hiking trails providing scenic views of the estuary, the woods, and a historic ice pond; skating, swimming, and fishing are also enjoyed within the Dodge Point site. The area is open dawn-dusk for day use only; no camping is permitted within the preserve. The Dodge Point Preserve can also be accessed by boat from the public landing in Damariscotta.

Location: River Road, Newcastle Maine 04553 Telephone 207-778-8231

Other Maine State Parks nearby:
(Augusta) Augusta State Park/Capital Park
(Camden) Camden Hills State Park
(Portland) Crescent Beach State Park
(Newcastle) Dodge Point Preserve
(Stockton Springs) Fort Point State Park
(Brooksville) Holbrook Island Sanctuary

02/25 Coming to The Newcastle area
Seacoast Home and Garden Show Durham NH March23-24 The 19th annual show features more than 225 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and services for your home.
Spring Plant Sale Westford NH April27 The Middlesex Conservation District will be holding its annual Spring Plant Sale at the 4H Fairgrounds.
Lethal Beauty: Samurai Weapons and Armor Manchester NH March17-May5 A display at the Currier Museum of Art shows the striking duality of deadly weaponry and artistic beauty from the Samurai culture of centuries past.
New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Festival Deerfield NH May11-12 Each year the New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Festival lines up a wide variety of presenters to help educate the public on everything sheep or wool related. Your family can take advantage of the many activities taking place throughout the weekend.
Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion Lilac Festival Portsmouth NH May25 This beloved Seacoast event features a wide array of activities for children & families, lilac enthusiasts, and history buffs.
Acadia Birding Festival Bar Harbor ME May30-June2 Celebrate the ecological wonders of the birds of the Gulf of Maine at the Acadia Birding Festival. Explore Mount Desert Island and its birds through numerous events and venues.