Getaways in Cabin on Wildlife Sanctuary Support Conservation
Thursday, March 13, 2014 8:17 AM
Pemaquid Watershed Association (PWA) is taking reservations for stays in mid-May through September at its cabin on the Osborn Finch Wildlife Sanctuary, on Dutch Neck in Waldoboro. The cabin is reserved on a donation basis; proceeds from its use support PWA's land and waters stewardship programs.
Pemaquid Watershed Association’s cabin on the Osborn Finch Wildlife Sanctuary in Waldoboro
The Finch Sanctuary includes nine acres of forest, two acres of grassy field and 300 feet of tidal frontage on Muscongus River. The cabin is rustic, with no electricity or running water. It has simple furnishings and a well-kept indoor composting toilet. Large windows provide panoramic views up and down the river. A stone's throw from the cabin is a pocket beach. At low tide, clam flats are revealed, and downriver from the preserve, harbor seals make their summer home. Numerous birds, such as black-back and herring gulls, bald eagles, kingfishers, terns and great blue heron, may be seen overhead or fishing along the riverbank.
The cabin is a 1/5-mile walk on a preserve trail from the parking area. The cabin is available only in summer, but Sanctuary trails are open to the public year-round.
For more information, call 563-2196 or visit www.pemaquidwatershed.org/cabin.html.