Maine Audubon’s mission is to conserve Maine’s wildlife and wildlife habitat by engaging people in education, conservation, and action. Today, that mission seems more important than ever. Our educators, scientists, advocates, and naturalists are committed to keeping you connected to the natural world as we deal with the coronavirus situation together. Check in every weekday on our Connections page for family activities, parent/teacher tips, backyard birding, nature exploration at our sanctuaries, and live events.
UPDATE (March 29, 2020): Recent heavy rains have made this trail very difficult to navigate, so we’re not recommending it right now. Come back later in April!
Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center doesn’t open until Memorial Day, but there’s still a lot to explore. Across Route 9 from the center, there’s a self-guided nature trail (0.3 miles) that makes for a short, fun walk. If you go now, make sure you wear good waterproof boots as the path is muddy and wet in places, and the boardwalks are a bit askew. Make note of what you see in March, because when you return one month or two months later, the changes will be dramatic!
- Scarborough Marsh Trail Guide (pdf)
- Scarborough Marsh Trail Guide – French (pdf)
- Scarborough Marsh Scavenger Hunt Guide (pdf)
- Scarborough Marsh Scavenger Hunt Guide – French (pdf)
Here’s a quick preview of what you are likely to see if you visit this week!
92 Pine Point Rd., Scarborough, ME 04074
From U.S. Route One in Scarborough, turn east onto Pine Point Road (also marked as Route 9 West). The nature center is located .8 miles on the left.