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Hodgdon Island Inn is located about an hour northeast of Portland; three hours from Boston; three hours from Bar Harbor

March 7th, 2011 by richard-pamela-riley

Follow signs to the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

By Air

Fly into Portland International Jet Port (www.portlandjetport.org ); rent a car, call for a limousine service or make arrangements to be met by a Boothbay Harbor Region(www.boothbayharbor.com) taxi.  Private planes may fly into Wiscasset Airport; rental cars and taxi services are available.

By Car 

From Portland (www.portlandmaine.gov) follow I-295 to Brunswick.  Take Exit 28 or Exit 31 to Route 1 North.  Follow Route 1 through Wiscasset.  Just across the river bear right onto Route 27 out of Edgecomb south to Boothbay (www.boothbay.org).  After 9.3 miles, bear right at the Boothbay Civil War monument, across from the town common. Go straight at the stop sign.  After a quarter mile, bear right onto Barters Island Road.  The Inn (www.boothbaybb.com)  is about 1.2 miles down the road (you will go past the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens (www.mainegardens.com) and cross over a bridge under construction) and our driveway will be on your left just before the Trevett Swing Bridge (www.youtube.com), General Store and Post Office.

 

BOOTHBAY REGION LAND TRUST PORTER PRESERVE

January 25th, 2011 by richard-pamela-riley

Boothbay Region Land Trust

One of our favorite places

Here at Hodgdon Island Inn, Richard and I have come to claim Porter Preserve as one of our favorite places in Maine in the Boothbay Region!  No matter the time of year there is always beauty and magic to be had at Porter Preserve

Boothbay Region Land Trust's preserve on Barter's Island

There is always beauty and magic to be had

We love to meander along the trail (to be precise:  the 0.86-mile loop trail) and take in the spectacular views of the neighboring island, the water and

Well marked trail around the preserve

A peek into the "Enchanted Forest"

the “enchanted forest”, (especially at sunset, but then you know how much we love our pink Maine sunsets!). 

Porter Preserve

Pamela's favorite spot in Porter Preserve

We have also seen seals lolling around the ledges at low tide while eagles and ospreys fly overhead.  To get to Porter Preserve from Hodgdon Island Inn Bed & Breakfast just turn left out of the driveway onto Barter’s Island Road; go over the Trevett Swing Bridge; turn left onto Kimballtown Road and follow the signs to Porter Preserve as the road dead ends into the parking area for the preserve just past the cemetery (or if you’re looking for a stretch of the legs, it’s an easy walk from the inn).

Boothbay Region Land Trust Porter Preserve

January 25th, 2011 by richard-pamela-riley

Here at Hodgdon Island Inn, Richard and I have come to claim Porter Preserve as one of our favorite places in Maine in the Boothbay Region! No matter the time of year there is always beauty and magic to be had at Porter Preserve. We love to meander along the trail (to be precise: the 0.86-mile loop trail) and take in the spectacular views of the neighboring island, the water and the “enchanted forest”, (especially at sunset, but then you know how much we love our pink Maine sunsets!). We have also seen seals lolling around the ledges at low tide while eagles and ospreys fly overhead. To get to Porter Preserve from Hodgdon Island Inn Bed & Breakfast just turn left out of the driveway onto Barter’s Island Road; go over the Trevett Swing Bridge; turn left onto Kimballtown Road and follow the signs to Porter Preserve as the road dead ends into the parking area for the preserve just past the cemetery (or if you’re looking for a stretch of the legs, it’s an easy walk from the inn).