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Crooked Farm Preserve was established in 2002 as a result of a community partnership among the Crook family, the Carpenter’s Boat Shop, the PWA, and the Damariscotta River Association (DRA), along with the financial support of the local community and funding from the Land for Maine’s Future Program in collaboration with the Maine Department of Conservation. The preserve is owned by the PWA and is held in conservation easement by and co-managed with the DRA.
Crooked Farm Preserve is open to the public for walking, boating, hunting and fishing with nearly 130 acres of forest, wetlands, and open fields, complete with high knolls and ravines. Its gravel streambeds are spawning habitat for game fish, and its wetlands provide edge habitat favored by moose, white-tailed deer, mink, raccoon, fisher, fox, and otter.
In addition to its wildlife and open space values, Crooked Farm Preserve features about 1.25 miles of Pemaquid River shorefront.
Directions to Crooked Farm
From Damariscotta, take the Bristol Road 9.9 miles and turn left on to Old County Road at the Bristol Library. Travel 0.8 miles and turn left into the preserve parking area (before the Carpenter’s Boatshop).
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Preserve photography by Hannah McGhee.