Abagadasset River View

This portion of public land gives you stunning views of the head of tide on the Abagadasset. A simple trail leads from the gate on Carding Machine Road, to the Abagadasset; allowing you to explore the woods and enjoy numerous sightings of wildflowers and wildlife. The trail past the old landfill has some fallen trees, but it is easily navigated all the way towards the Abagadasset. From there, all the land to the south is public and can be hiked using the northern landfill access road as a main road of entry and exit.  It is important to stay on the path as much of the land to the left and right of you as you pass the landfill is privately owned, but once you are deeper into the forest, the land opens up and is public.

 Be sure to visit all of our town’s public lands for the true Bowdoinham experience!


There is no street address for this location, but it is easy to find and marked by a small dirt lot and a gate at the entry point to the old landfill on Carding Machine Road.  

The land starts maybe around a mile to 1.5 miles south of the bridge over the Abadagasset. There is a large gate blocking a pathway out to the public land that goes past the old landfill.

Hours: None – Always Open to The Public

Parking: Parking can be found along Carding Machine Rd. and there is a small lot in front of the entry gate.


Spring/Summer/Fall - Bird Watching, Walking, and Fishing

Winter – Snowshoeing

Don’t Miss:

  • The Old Mill on The Abagadasset
  • The Abagadasset

Good to Know:

  • Dog and Family friendly!
  • Easy to Mid-Level Difficulty Walk
  • The trail is not regularly groomed so at times there may be branches down.
  • The land around the access trail is privately owned so please remember to stay on the trails!

Open fires and camping are not permitted at this location. 

Directions to the Abadagasset River View

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