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Rachel Carson Salt Pond Preserve

The Salt Pond Preserve honors environmental pioneer Rachel Carson whose 1962 book, Silent Spring, exposed the impact of pesticides on the environment. She is credited with initiating the environmental movement. In an earlier work, The Edge of the Sea, Ms. Carson details her tide pool research on the shore of Muscongus Bay, near the southeastern tip of Pemaquid Point. This spot was designated as the Rachel Carson Salt Pond Preserve by The Nature Conservancy in 1966.

When you visit the Preserve, you can enjoy 40 acres of preserve lands and several hiking trails as well as observe the tides flush and replenish the water and life within the salt pond. The Preserve is a few miles north of New Harbor village on Route 32.

Nature Conservancy