The Preserve is named in recognition of a small waterfall that is seen at low tide, and for the striped bass that inhabit the river. The trail meanders through a field home to Bobolinks and Tree Swallows before entering mixed hardwood and coniferous forest. Huge old pines along the blue trail are reminiscent of presettlement forests. Along the river, keep an eye out for Bald Eagles and Ospreys, both of which nest in the area and are frequently seen along the river.

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Directions: From the South: From Route 1 in Wiscasset, follow Route 218 north for 7.25 miles to the Bass Falls Preserve parking lot and kiosk, which are located in a field on the right.

From the North: Follow Route 218 south to the Alna Store, which is located at the intersection of Route 218 and Dock Road in Alna. The Bass Falls Preserve parking lot and kiosk are located in a field on the left, 1/4 mile south of the Alna Store on Route 218.

 

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