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Oven's Mouth Preserve

#4 of 13 things to do in Boothbay Features Animals
Dover Cross Rd, Boothbay, ME 04537
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Nice place for a peaceful, easy hike.

Check the tide schedule before you go to maximize the beauty of Ovens Mouth. Parking is free... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Good place to stretch the legs and let the dog run

This was a good stop to do a short very easy hike with nice views. Very flat. We did the east... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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A great place for easy hiking trails and picnics for family fun.
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  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“nice hike” (5 reviews)
“easy hike” (6 reviews)
Dover Cross Rd, Boothbay, ME 04537

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Check the tide schedule before you go to maximize the beauty of Ovens Mouth. Parking is free, trails are well marked/traveled.

Thank Y5314AAscottl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a good stop to do a short very easy hike with nice views. Very flat. We did the east branch, which was just under two miles. We will try the west branch next time, which is suppose to be just under four miles...More

Thank KRS1234
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

I was misled by the glowing reviews about this hike on Trip Advisor. There were repeated steep ups and downs on the supposedly easy Eastside trail and no benches. My complaint is with the exuberance of the other Trip Advisor reviewers. If I were younger...More

Thank Opal144
Reviewed 23 May 2017

With so many trails to explore, the hiking never gets old. Enjoyed the waterfront paths and bird watching.

Thank jwixson106
Reviewed 20 October 2016

The local tourist map is not detailed enough to locate this place and GPS wasn't good either. We persevered and with the the help of a local woman, we found the place. Lovely walking beside the river. Trails are generally easy to navigate. Lots of...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We hiked both of the trails to take advantage of the scenic views along the peninsula on Back River. The trails were basically forest floor with some rocks and roots - easy hike on both trails. The vistas along the East and West sides offered...More

1  Thank SeniorTravelME
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Two separate trail heads eat ending at the same point. Mostly an out and back hike but could be changed with two cars. Nice to make the end a lunch or snack spot as it's on the water Great views and not a hard hike

Thank Fran M
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Ovens Mouth East and West are wonderful with several trails to choose from- go to BRLT.org to have a map on your smart phone as you walk( saves paper😊) Distances are shown when you click on a trail. Ovens Mouth waters flow at up to...More

Thank ChessieNero
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Nice hike with excellent views of the preserve. Scenic areas to stop and relax and have a snack as well as enjoy scenery.

Thank Zipride
Reviewed 14 July 2016

What a nice 90 minute hike just outside Boothbay Harbor. It's a little tricky to find the East entrance. It's technically on Dover EXTENSION road, not Dover itself. Free. Small parking area. Walk is nice, flat, shady- a loop in the woods that hugs the...More

Thank KarenSF444
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