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Salt Bay Heritage Trail

MODERATE 10 reviews

Salt Bay Heritage Trail is a 2.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Newcastle, Maine that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.6 miles Elevation Gain: 101 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

bird watching

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

muddy

historic site

hiking
muddy
2 months ago

Good trail with great views! It was muddy in some parts because it rained the night before. The only downside is the trail ends on a major road and you have to walk a long the road to get back to your car but it’s a very short distance. I would recommend this hike.

hiking
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muddy
4 months ago

Hike at low tide. The public preserve portion of the trail along the water is well-maintained and interesting. The hike requires good balance on boards over marshy areas and a willingness to bed over and walk without raising your head to go through a 4-foot high tunnel to reach the Glidden Midden. The portion of the trail on private property is much less well maintained. It lacks boards in wet sections, is overgrown in others, and yesterday swarmed with very hungry mosquitoes in low areas!

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful views and a unique layout

Sat Aug 11 2018

The trail along the water was very good. It is an easy hike with decent views. Your better off turning around at the pipe that goes under the road. The pipe is not tall enough for an adult and is very awkward. After that the other half of the trail is very unkept with thorns and no great views.

hiking
2 months ago

Wed Aug 29 2018

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Sat Aug 26 2017

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Sat Aug 26 2017

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Wed Jun 14 2017