Ducktrap Harbor, where river meets the sea, can be interesting any time of year but particularly in winter. It is usually ice free and it can be scanned from a warm car on a cold day. Cormorants, Red-breasted Mergansers, Common Goldeneyes, and Buffleheads often sneak into its sheltered calm. A spotting scope is useful for birds offshore. In migration, other waterfowl provide a steady stream of surprises.
Directions: The small harbor is obvious from Route 1 just north of Lincolnville. Turn down Howe Point Road and park in the small lot.
25 Howe Point Rd
Lincolnville, ME 04849
GPS: 44.295657, -69.003410