Doyle Preserve

Doyle Preserve

Click to view a downloadable pdf brochure about Doyle Preserve, with directions and trail map.

In 1994, the Doyle-Finnegan family donated 16 acres in Damariscotta to PWA, thereby creating the Doyle Preserve for all to enjoy.

The preserve provides public access to 1,200 ft on Pemaquid Pond, just over 1 mile of trails, and serves as an outdoor learning site for use by schools and other groups. The forested woodland provides habitat for a variety of wildlife, such as pileated woodpeckers, red fox, and red squirrels.

The property is held in conservation easement by the Damariscotta River Association.

Directions to Doyle Preserve

From Damariscotta, take Biscay Road (intersects with Bus. Rte 1 at McDonald’s) 2 miles and turn left onto Egypt Road. Travel 1.7 miles and turn right onto Castaway Cove Road. Preserve parking area is 0.1-mile down on the right. Walk on Castaway Cove Road another 0.1 mile to the trailhead on the right.


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Adopt-a-Trail Program Sponsor

The First bank ad and link

Since 2004, The First has sponsored the Doyle Preserve as part of PWA’s Adopt-A-Trail Program.  The First was in fact the very first business to participate in PWA’s Adopt-A-Trail Program, blazing the path for the success of this important PWA program.

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