River Point Conservation Area

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River Point Conservation Area is a 1.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Falmouth, ME that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.4 miles Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

snowshoeing

cross country skiing

river

wild flowers

wildlife

This network of trails lies within the diverse River Point Conservation Area, which borders the Presumpscot River and both the East and West Branch of the Piscataqua River, and is only 5 miles from Portland. It is an excellent place for birding and wildlife observation. Park at the head of the railroad bridge or in the rear of the shopping center lot. After crossing the bridge, look for an informational kiosk to the right. It contains a trail map, including a brochure describing the history of this unique property. A mile long scenic trail, blazed yellow, traverses the perimeter of the property. It runs through mixed forest, and along the edge of four different fields. It also borders all three rivers. Look for ducks, herons, and even eagles or ospreys here. The farm road trail and orchard trail allow for shorter loops as well. All trails are easily walked or biked, although they are not handicapped accessible. The East Branch Trail starts at the edge of the West Branch, crosses that river, then proceeds up the East Branch to Falmouth High School. Spot a car at either end for an even longer hike (see East Branch Trail description). The habitat diversity found on this property make it a rich area for wildlife. The birding is especially good here, particularly during migration. Blue winged warblers and black billed cuckoos are two of the unusual species that nest on River Point. It is also home to the endangered New England cottontail rabbit. Poison ivy grows profusely along the Presumpscot River, so use care walking on this part of the trail. Dogs must be leashed from April 1st to September 30th.

geocaching
3 months ago

Great geocaching trails. Can have dog unfriendly people☹️.

hiking
1 year ago

01/15/2015 Nice winter trail that includes a river walk. Several signs on the trail pointing out the history, flora and fauna found in the area. Best seen in the spring and fall when there are more birds.