A Trail for All

aerial map of proposed trail

Aerial map of the proposed trail, looking east toward Business Route 1. Click on the image to open a larger view.

Envision a trail that ties together Great Salt Bay School and DRA Round Top Farms, home to our ice rink and the Damariscotta Farmers’ Market, with one of the greatest historic shell middens on the East Coast, and the Town sidewalk system.  

The beginning of this trail, as shown in the accompanying map, will be accessible to people using wheelchairs, strollers and bicycles, in addition to those on foot, meeting Forest Service accessibility standards. 

To make this vision a reality, we need your help. 

The cost to design and build this section of the River Trail is $250,000. As part of our capital campaign, Where the Land and River Meet – Campaign for the Damariscotta, we have secured $125,000 in gifts and pledges so far for this project. We’re halfway there – now we need you to help us close the gap before the campaign closes in October. Please consider making a gift today!


Please note: To be sure your gift is directed to the Campaign, once you’ve entered a donation amount, you will need to select “Where the Land and River Meet – Campaign for the Damariscotta” from the drop-down list under “Please direct my donation to:” (see screenshot below.)

payment portal instructions

If you prefer to give by check, please write “Capital Campaign” in the memo line and mail to:

Damariscotta River Association
PO Box 333
Damariscotta, ME 04543