Penobscot Shore Preserve

Bowden Point Road,

47 acres

Hiking, Birding, Snowshoeing

Trail Descriptions

Penobscot River frontage. Our first preserve in Prospect offers 1,800 feet of forested shoreline along the Penobscot River. Several old foundations can be found along the shore, and you can view the old Bucksport mill across the river on the Bucksport shoreline.

Look for

Interesting ice shapes and heaved over ice sheets along the shore in winter Shorebirds along the mudflats Portions of the discontinued Shore Road run parallel to the river, midway through the preserve.


From Belfast, drive north on Route 1 toward the Penobscot Narrows Bridge, but turn left at the lights onto Route 174 before the bridge. In 1.4 miles, turn right onto Bowden Point Road. The preserve is on the right in 1.1 miles, 100 yards before Worcester’s Lobster Bait. No parking lot currently exists. Park along the road.


Transferred from Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust in 2017, originally donated by Elizabeth Wemett, in honor of Mary Lord.

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