Location: Newcastle, Lincoln County
Description: A network of four trails leading down to the Damariscotta River
Activities: Hiking, running, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, bird-watching, photography, dog-walking, fishing, swimming
Favorite season to visit: Fall and early spring
Why It’s Special: It’s very accessible, super dog-friendly, and lovely at any time of year
Tips: Wear your muck boots in the spring!
Comment: Dodge Point is also the staff pick of Kathy Thompson, Director of Finance and Administration, who says, “My favorite place to walk is dodge point preserve in Newcastle. At over 500 acres, it offers extensive trails through the quiet woods (6.1 miles!) and beaches along the Damariscotta River. It’s pet-friendly and free. Dodge Point provides many quiet places for observing flora and fauna.”