The preserve land has seen human activity since prehistoric times. In the 19th century, the land was cleared for farming, resulting in the creation of the stone walls found throughout the property. The landscape is dominated by red pine.
The Dodge Point Trail is a combination of forest road (the “Old Farm Road”) and spur trails that allow you to stay close to the river. It starts on the farm road heading east towards the river, then bends south along the river. After 1.5 miles or so the trail turns west then back north to return to the trailhead for a nice 3 mile plus loop over easy terrain.
You are under a canopy of trees typical of Maine throughout the hike. The river is on your left for about a third of the hike with a few worn paths you can use to go down to play in the water.
Check out the Official Route and Triplog.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.