The Coastal Studies Center is run by Bowdoin College. It is located on a peninsula of Orr’s Island, south of Brunswick. Several different habitats exist on its 116 acres, including a spruce-fir swamp, fields, secondary growth, an old apple orchard, and communities of red pine, cedar, and oak-pine. There are walking trails throughout the forests and fields, including several trails that offer extensive ocean views. In May, there is often opportunity to enjoy an influx of summer warblers before the arctic sea ducks have departed. June and July are promising for many of Maine’s breeding songbirds.
Directions: From Brunswick, take Route 123 (Harpswell Road) south 6.1 miles, turn left onto Mountain Road, proceed 2.7 miles and turn right onto Route 24 (Harpswell Island Road), proceed another 2.6 miles and turn right on Bayview Road. The entrance is 0.8 miles from the intersection and the parking lot is another 0.2 miles. From Cook’s Corner on Route 1, take Route 24 11.25 miles to the right turn on Bayview Road.
240 Bayview Rd
Orr's Island, ME 04066