Description - Visitors to Dodge Point arrive by boat from the public landing in Damariscotta or by vehicle using the River Road in Newcastle. Several miles of shore along the river offer day use facilities including a network of hiking and skiing trails which provide fine views of the estuary, the woods and an historic ice pond.
- Dodge Point Public Reserved Land is located in the Mid Coast Region of Maine along the western edge of Damariscotta River. The parcel features several miles of shorefront on the Damariscotta River estuary including 506 acres of carefully tended forest. Visitors are welcome to enjoy the quiet day use site, which is a nice escape from the surrounding populous area. Winter outdoor enthusiasts will find a lovely historic ice pond.
Recreation - The Dodge Point Public Reserved Land is available year-round. The land may be access by car or boat. It offers a small network of trails which double as cross-country paths in winter. Visitors will be treated to sights of a healthy estuary, lovely thin woodland, the beautiful Damariscotta River and an historic ice pond. Camping is not offered at this park but may be found within the Mid Coast Region at Camden Hills State Park or Lake St. George. Both parks are reachable in less than 2 hours. Hunting and trapping are allowed, subject to state rules and regulations. Call 207-287-3821 for specific policies and laws regarding these activities. South of Dodge Point is the popular town of Boothbay Harbor that features a number of coastal lighthouses, motels and lobster feasts. West of Dodge Point, visitors may wish to visit Fort Edgecomb, located in Wiscasset. The octagon block fort dates back to 1808.
Climate - The summer vacation haven of Mid Coast Maine sees winter temperatures averaging above 18 degrees Fahrenheit (below -12 Celsius) and average summer temperatures above 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 Celsius). The Mid Coast Region receives on the average less than 38 inches (97 centimeters) of precipitation each year.
Visitors arrive by boat from the public landing in Damariscotta or by vehicle using River Road that travels south of Newcastle. Several gates mark the entrance to the Public Reserved Land.