List of nature centers in Maine

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This is a list of nature centers and environmental education centers in the state of Maine.

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Name Location County Summary
Augusta Nature Education Center Augusta Kennebec 175 acres with 5 miles of trails, operated by the Augusta Nature Club[1]
Beachcombers’ Rest Nature Center Bristol Lincoln website, operated seasonally by the Pemaquid Watershed Association at Pemaquid Beach Park
Birdsacre: Stanwood Wildlife Sanctuary Ellsworth Hancock 200-acre preserve, 19th-century historic house museum and modern nature center
Borestone Mountain Audubon Sanctuary Monson Piscataquis website, over 1,600 acres, center open seasonally, operated by Maine Audubon
East Point Audubon Sanctuary Biddeford York website, A short walk provides views of Saco Bay and the Gulf of Maine, operated by Maine Audubon
The Ecology School Saco York Residential and traveling environmental education programs
Ferry Beach State Park Saco York website, 127 acres[2]
Fields Pond Audubon Center Holden Penobscot website, 192 acres, operated by Maine Audubon
Gilsland Farm Audubon Center Falmouth Cumberland website, 65 acres, operated by Maine Audubon
Hamilton Audubon Sanctuary West Bath Sagadahoc website, 93 acres with 2.75 miles of trails, operated by Maine Audubon
Hidden Valley Nature Center Jefferson Lincoln website, over 1,000 acres with 25 miles of trails, operated by the Midcoast Conservancy
Hog Island Bremen Lincoln 330 acres, plus a 30-acre mainland parcel to comprise Todd Wildlife Sanctuary, features Audubon Camp in Maine operated by the National Audubon Society
Josephine Newman Audubon Sanctuary Georgetown Sagadahoc website, 119 acres, operated by Maine Audubon
Maine Wildlife Park Gray Cumberland website, 65 acres, state-operated zoo of native wildlife, trails, environmental education programs
Mast Landing Audubon Sanctuary Freeport Cumberland website], 140 acres along the Harraseeket River estuary, operated by Maine Audubon
Merryspring Nature Center Camden Knox website, 66-acre park, garden and education center in Camden and Rockport
Mount Blue State Park Nature Center Weld Franklin About 8,000 acres in two sections separated by Webb Lake
Project Puffin Visitor Center Rockland Knox Seabird conservation work of the National Audubon Society, live video feed from Seal Island National Wildlife Refuge
Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center Scarborough Cumberland website, operated by Maine Audubon, programs and access to the state-owned 3,100-acre Scarborough Marsh
Sebago Lake Ecology Center Standish Cumberland website, operated by the Portland Water District, 1,700-acre Sebago Lake Land Reserve
Viles Arboretum Augusta Kennebec 224 acres, botanical garden and arboretum, visitor center and environmental education programs
Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve Wells York 2,250 acres, operated by the Wells Reserve and the Laudholm Trust


  1. ^ "Augusta Nature Center Trails". Augusta Trails. Retrieved 4 May 2016. 
  2. ^ Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands: New Nature Center at Ferry Beach State Park to Hold Grand Opening, July 9, 2012

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