A popular attraction in the Mid Coast Region of Maine is Dodge Point Public Reserved Land. Found along the western edge of the Damariscotta River, this section of public held land has miles of shorefront on the Damariscotta River and over 506 acres of forest land. This day use site provides quiet sanctuary from the more crowded surrounding area.
There are two ways to travel to Dodge Point Public Reserved Land – either by boat from the public landing in the village of Damariscotta or by automobile along the River Road in Newcastle. If you travel by vehicle, you will note that there are several gates that mark the entrance to the area.
Once at the site, visitors can enjoy a number of facilities offered by the day use area. You can make use of the vast network of hiking and skiing trails. Along the trails, you will have great opportunities to see various spectacular views of the area, the woods and even past by a historic ice pond.
Open year round, Dodge Point is a favorite for locals as well as out of state visitors. The area is a quiet reprieve from the more hectic, more crowded areas that surround it including the towns of Boothbay Harbor and Damariscotta.