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Kennebec Headlands and Beaches

As the Kennebec broadens and sweeps seaward, it opens to a maritime region of forested headlands with magnificent views, smooth hard beaches, salt marshes, and small bays.

Explore the Kennebec Estuary's Headlands and Beaches

  • Popham Beach

    by Beginning with Habitat
    Once home to the first organized English colony in New England, the Popham Beach area serves as nesting habitat for piping plovers and least terns.

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  • Morse Mountain and Seawall Beach to Small Point

    by Beginning with Habitat
    Lying between the Morse River to the east and the Sprague River to the west, the Morse Mountain and Seawall Beach area supports several uncommon and high-quality habitats

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  • Little River

    by Beginning with Habitat
    With little or no evidence of manmade ditches, the nearly 700 acres of salt marsh around the Little River, Sagadahoc Bay, and the environs of Reid State Park could be one of the largest unditched marshes in midcoast Maine.

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  • Pasture Ridge

    by Beginning with Habitat
    A relatively broad, low ridgeline of uneven topography, Pasture Ridge has a mosaic of pitch pine woodlands -- at 200 acres, one of the largest in the state -- within a forest of mixed mid-successional oak-pine woods.

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