There’s An Incredible Marsh Hiding In Maine And It’s The Perfect Spot For A Day Trip

Okay, Mainers. We’re more than halfway through June and in the warm days we’ve had, there have been plenty of lake trips, river romps and beach days. And now…it’s time to get creative. The beaches will be there all summer. The lakes will only get warmer as time goes by. And the rivers? If our recent float trip down the Crooked River is any indication, they could use some more time to fill with water. A river float is less fun when you have to portage your tube most of the way. Today, we’re reminding you that marshes are a great way to enjoy Maine’s waterways. And this spot in Scarborough is one of the best marshes in Maine.

You can rent a canoe or kayak for a self-guided tour of the Dunstan River from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day through September 3rd. Rentals come with a life jacket and a map. From Saturday to Thursday, prices are: $20/hour; $28/1.5 hours; $35/2 hours with a $45 maximum. To save some money visit on “Retro Friday” when the prices are: $16/hour; $23/1.5 hours; $30/2 hours with a $45 maximum.

Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center is located at 92 Pine Point Rd. in Scarborough. You can call them on (207) 883-5100.

You can learn more about the history of the Audubon Center on their website. There are ongoing and special events throughout the year, which you can find on the Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center Facebook page. Follow them to make sure you don’t miss something fun.

A quick walk down Pine Point Road, you’ll find the start of the 2-mile Scarborough Marsh Nature Trail. Learn more about it here.

And, if after this marsh adventure you want to explore a floating day trip on a river you’ll want it to be this one! Hidden away in Caratunk, it’s absolutely epic fun!