• lady slippers in the woods

Discover the natural riches of the Pemaquid Peninsula.

Pemaquid Watershed Association offers many ways to savor the beauty and wild nature of the area, whether by land, by water, or nestled between the two in the bayside Osborn Finch cabin.


join a guided hike

join a guided paddle

access the water


Hunting Notices:

NO Hunting Allowed on these Preserves:

  • Bristol Recreational Trail, Bristol
  • Hatchtown Preserve, Bristol
  • Osborn Finch Preserve, Waldoboro
  • Pemaquid Pond Preserve, Bremen
  • No access from the land: Little Falls Brook Preserve, Bristol

All other PWA Preserves are open for hunting in season. Hikers should be aware of hunting seasons and wear blaze orange or other bright colors for safety & stay on trails!

Current Events:

Please click here to read PWA’s position on the future of the Bristol Dam.

PWA’s Environmental Education Programs

Click on an image to learn more about these education initiatives.

Keep Pemaquid Peninsula Beautiful logoBeachcombers' Rest Nature Center logo and link
LakeSmart logo and linklead tackle exchange logo and link

Watershed News

  • Amazing Monarchs Draws a Crowd Fran Ludwig presented a fascinating program about the life of monarch butterflies August 29th at the National Audubon Todd Wildlife Sanctuary. Over 25 people attended and were able to see … more →
  • Beachscapes Contest at Beachcombers’ Rest Nature Center Beachscapes Contest will be Saturday July 16 10am – 2pm at Beachcombers’ Rest Nature Center at Pemaquid Beach. Sign up between 10am & noon to enter the contest and make … more →
  • RUBBER DUCKY RIVER RACE WINNERS IMG_4115aWinning ducky numbers from the race on July 5th:
    1st Place – #512, 2nd Place – #505, 3rd Place – #521, 4th Place – #31, 5th Place – #206, 6th Place – #74, 7th Place – #259, 8th … more →

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