Center Pond Preserve is a Phippsburg Land Trust Property protecting 253 acres of old growth forest. Pine, Yellow-rumped, and Black-throated Green Warblers are most prevalent in the canopy, but Blackburnian Warblers, Red-eyed Vireos, Eastern Wood-Pewees, and Scarlet Tanagers also sing from the treetops. Closer to earth, Brown Creepers, Ovenbirds, and Hermit Thrushes are easier to see, and a Tufted Titmouse is almost inevitable. Broad-winged Hawks nest on this tract and are heard often. There is a sizeable beaver pond in the middle of the preserve that should always be checked for waterfowl. The Drummond Loop that circumnavigates this pond is relatively short and easy to walk. A longer perimeter trail that follows the shoreline of Center Pond makes this preserve particularly good for hiking.
Directions: From Route 209 turn onto Parker Head Road. The parking lot and trailhead are a half mile ahead on the right.
101-193 Parker Head Rd
Phippsburg, ME 04562
GPS: 43.814858, -69.809736