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Swan Island Wildlife Management Area

332 Front St, Richmond, ME 04357-1241
+1 207-592-5050
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Lovely place

We went here for a lobster bake. They have them once a month during the summer. We had a wonderful... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2017
isilwath
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PA
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You feel so far away - secluded

A favorite place to get away for my hubby and I, but also good to take Girl/Boy Scouts. 3 sided... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2017
Helen W
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Bowdoin Center, Maine, United States
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Swan Island welcomes hikers, campers, birders, anglers, wildlife watchers and explorers to its shores for an unforgettable Maine experience. Visitors may immerse themselves in history, surround themselves in nature and discover abundant wildlife. There is a kids-only trout fishing pond, a wildlife viewing tower and special food plots for wildlife.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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332 Front St, Richmond, ME 04357-1241
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Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

We went here for a lobster bake. They have them once a month during the summer. We had a wonderful time. The boat ride out to the campground was so pleasant and lovely. We saw eagles and seals and quite a few jumping sturgeon. The...More

Thank isilwath
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

A favorite place to get away for my hubby and I, but also good to take Girl/Boy Scouts. 3 sided shelters are OK if there's no bugs (August/September), else nets are a good idea. Hiking, history, turkeys and deer and eagles. Good trails, and the...More

Thank Helen W
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

The ~2000+ acre island in the Kennebec River off Richmond is a great place to stroll, hike or camp overnight. It's the long abandoned Town of Perkins which never reached more than 100 people and has been a Wildlife Management Area since shortly after the...More

Thank Don G
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Civilization reverts to nature here. Over 100 people lived here in the middle of the 19thC. Now, the ghosts and the animals play.

Thank Dale H
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

We went over to Swan Island on a beautiful day in early September. We were surprised that there were only a handful of people of the island. You take a short ferry ride across the river (reservations required) and hop on the back of the...More

1  Thank sptravelers5
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

Swan Island is the hidden getaway spot you've been looking for. The island is about 4 miles long. You can bike from one end to the other or hike the 7 miles of trails. There is a very nice campground about halfway down the island....More

1  Thank Clare P
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Reviewed 19 June 2016

Attended the first claim bake on Swan Island. Nice close location, food was good, service excellent. Nice Island to just sit and enjoy the weather, or hike around the island. Seemed to be lots of interest with approximately fifty people showing up for this offering....More

Thank Zipride
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Reviewed 7 July 2015

Catch the ferry between 9 and 11, return between 1 & 3, spend the day on a peaceful hike with a tour book highlighting the historic sites, plenty of birds to watch!

1  Thank 517nancyg
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Reviewed 23 June 2015

this beautiful island is within 1/2 hour of augusta or portland; but feels like you are in the wilds of Maine. Scenery is gorgeous, wildlife abundant - especially bald eagles, deer, turkeys; with stripers and sturgeon jumping in the river. the historic aspect here dates...More

2  Thank lisa k
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Reviewed 10 June 2015

A short ferry ride from downtown Richmond drops you in another era. This 1,755 acre island preserve offers history and nature, unspoiled and protected. A road runs from the ferry landing to the far end of the island, about 4 miles, with a camping area...More

1  Thank Mary M
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