Sprague Pond, which lies near the main road (Route 209) through Phippsburg, is a spring-fed pond nestled amidst stately oaks, pines, and spruces. Well-worn trails through the woods attest to the pond’s popularity among local residents who come seeking a quiet haven for walking and swimming. The shores of this tranquil pond are completely undeveloped and the local land trust hopes to keep them both wild and accessible.
The Phippsburg Land Trust received a Land for Maine’s Future program grant to acquire parcel along Sprague Pond. This shorefront land enhances the ecological and recreational value of a 46-acre tract (with a scenic waterfall) that the Trust already owns on the pond’s northern shore. The Trust envisions these two projects as part of an ongoing effort to secure the remainder of the pond’s shoreline and other key tracts in the vicinity.
The most recent acquisition includes a right-of-way and a parking lot area that facilitates pedestrian access to the land along an old logging road.
Bird & other wildlife watching, hiking, and swimming
Midcoast Maine – Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox, Waldo
Directions from nearest town
DeLorme Maine Atlas and Gazetteer Map 6, D-4. The Pond is located off Route 209, about 3 miles south of the intersection with Parker Head Road in Phippsburg. A small parking area, marked by an iron stake, lies on the right side of Route 209, about 0.4 miles south of Sam Day Hill Road. Improved parking and signage are planned during 2004. At present, the path to the pond crosses a beaver flowage and visitors are urged to use extreme caution.