The Woodward Point Project
This spectacular property covers most of Woodward Point in the upper reaches of Casco Bay and is one of the few remaining undeveloped waterfront parcels of this size in Southern Maine. The property covers more than 80 acres and has over two miles of shoreline along two peninsulas on the New Meadows River in Brunswick.
- Town/County: Brunswick, Cumberland County
- Project size: 80+ acres
- Project cost: $3.5 million
The parcel features extensive open rolling meadowlands, pine and hardwood forest, a freshwater pond, and several good access points to the water. Kayakers often stop to rest along the ledge on the southeast peninsula. For many years, the current owners kept a small herd of cattle on this former saltwater farm.
The diverse landscape offers excellent potential for outdoor recreation for all ages and interests, ranging from dog walking and cross country skiing to birdwatching and ice skating. Conservation of the property will also protect its significant ecological value as shorebird feeding and roosting habitat, as well as the highly productive adjacent clam flats.
Maine Coast Heritage Trust and Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust have been working together to raise the significant sum of $3.5 million to protect this land with the goal of managing it as a public preserve. The parcel is under a two-year option to purchase, and the clock is ticking: the goal must be met by spring 2019.
Thanks to numerous donors and state and federal grants, we've come a long way towards realizing the goal. At its January 2019 meeting, the Town of Brunswick voted to contribute $150,000 toward the effort.
As of January 2019, we have $110,000 left to raise. Every dollar counts, and will be matched dollar-for-dollar.
Please consider giving to the Woodward Point project!
Maine Coast Heritage Trust
1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 201
Topsham, ME 04086
(207) 729-7366 | www.mcht.org
Brunswick Topsham Land Trust
56 Main Street
Brunswick, ME 04011
(207) 729-7694 | www.btlt.org