Click here for a map of the Colby Preserve (requires a Google account and ensure no other overlays such as Traffic are turned on)
click here for a downloadable/printable pamphlet (including map) or see the map below.
Directions: From the monument in Boothbay Center, travel north on Route 27 for 2.9 miles to River Road. Turn right on River Road and travel 3.2 miles. The Colby Preserve is on your right. (A parking area is being planned.)
About the Colby Wildlife Preserve
In 1994, the Colby Wildlife Preserve was donated to the BRLT by Kitzi Colby’s daughters, Joanna Cameron and Anni Black. The preserve is a 12-acre parcel on Salt Marsh Cove on the Damariscotta River. Rich in history, this cove was once the site of saltworks, iceworks, a brickyard, ferry landing, sawmills and gristmills. Now in its natural state, the Salt Marsh Cove is of environmental importance to the health of the Damariscotta River. From the River Road, follow the old road 0.3 miles to Salt Marsh Cove. The loop Trail is 0.6 miles.
The Boothbay Region Land Trust, Inc. (BRLT) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) membership organization that engages in and promotes the selective preservation of natural resources in the Boothbay region. Land is acquired through conservation easements, bequests, donations, bargain sales and purchases. Most of the properties are open to the public, although some are restricted in use to protect wildlife habitat and nesting areas. The BRLT is also active in promoting education about our natural resources.