Red Rose Preserve


Red Rose Preserve is KELT’s first public preserve in Bowdoinham and was protected thanks to generous donations from local landowners. Red Rose features an approximately one-mile long loop visiting different parts of the property. The trail following the rolling landscape through the quiet woods can be enjoyed by a variety of preserve users, including hikers, birders, and walkers with leashed pets.

Red Rose Preserve, a former dairy farm, includes two hayfields, mixed forest with a perennial stream, and scrub-shrub habitat. This new preserve boasts sloping ravines, a variety of birds, and a plethora of plants and wildlife to discover. Red Rose Preserve is conveniently located near town and school property, is great for nature lovers of all ages, and will be open dawn to dusk, year round.

Driving directions to parking area:

To get to the preserve, take Route 1 south from Bath towards Brunswick. Take the ME-196 W exit toward ME-24/I-295/Topsham. Turn right at the first intersection after the exit. Then turn left onto ME-24 N and follow for 7.4 miles. Turn left onto Ridge Road and drive up the hill. Park in the gravel lot for the Town of Bowdoinham’s sports fields (North Field) on the left. Approximate street address is 66 Ridge Road, Bowdoinham, ME. Click here for a Google Map.