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Bates-Morse Mountain Conservation Area

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DO NOT GO WITHOUT BUGSPRAY!

Easy walk/ hike uphill on a road for 2 miles and you end up at a secluded beach! Very pretty but on... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cait M
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Hidden Gem

A bit of a hunt, but a great, isolated location for thinking, writing, painting. A private parking... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Laura P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easy walk/ hike uphill on a road for 2 miles and you end up at a secluded beach! Very pretty but on the way back we got attached by mosquitos. I had over 70 bites. We used these bug spray wipes that we bought from...More

Thank Cait M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A bit of a hunt, but a great, isolated location for thinking, writing, painting. A private parking lot greets visitors, who then have a ways to walk in to the ocean. LOVELY spot!

Thank Laura P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Reality check: long & beautiful walk. Carry in ~ carry out. No restroom facilities. When parking lot is full not entrance possible ~ a well-managed wildlife sanctuary. If you are put off by this, go to Popham Beach State Park....it's just down the coast &...More

Thank Sydney M
Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

Great but two miles in and out. Buggy. Worth it once there. Bring what you need to enjoy and get there early. Watch tides. Like popham but more quiet. Beach looks like it had gold flecks. Free as well people super nice

Thank b w
Reviewed September 14, 2017 via mobile

Have hiked this area for a few years. I was spellbound the first time when we arrived at the beach! This area is gorgeous. ...so unspoiled. This is a wonderful place to spend a day outside!

Thank mandy292016
Reviewed August 22, 2017 via mobile

If busy day and parking lot full, host will turn you away at parking lot, as management of the wildlife sanctuary prefers limited use. Come early in day or off season. This place illustrates the wisdom of preservation in the near wild of earth's most...More

Thank NHTraveler37
Reviewed August 17, 2017

2 mile easy scenic hike through woodlands and marshes to beautiful scenic beach adjacent to Popham Beach (the best and most scenic beach in Maine). Talk time to enjoy the beach before returning to a typical Maine village, Phippsburg and the city of Bath with...More

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Reviewed August 8, 2017

I am from SC and think that our beaches are pretty fantastic, but this beach was one of the biggest, flattest, great to walk...and fun to hike to!

Thank Cindy P
Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

The hike is great (a little steep but paved) and the view from the top is worth the sweat. But the best part is if you continue past the top to the beach. A hidden treasure. Be sure to take plenty of water since it...More

Thank Maine-e-yak_007
Reviewed July 23, 2017

Morse Mountain [no real mountain, a steep hill elevation 200ft.] is wild and free and beautiful and a breeding ground of countless mosquitos in the summer. Bring plenty of OFF! and be prepared to walk the two miles at a quick pace. You will be...More

Thank Martin O
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Ricford
May 13, 2015|
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Response from Margaret C |
No they aren't. Where it is a nature conservatory, they can't have dogs running after the birds or destroying nests.
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