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Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center

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Address: Route 9 / Pine Point Rd, Scarborough, ME
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+1 207-883-5100
09:30 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:30

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Place to take-off and/or land your kayak!

The center provides a great place to take off and/or land with your canoe or kayak. The Scarborough River provides a limited number of places to start or end your marsh paddling... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2017
Scarborough, Maine
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Scarborough, Maine
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22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

The center provides a great place to take off and/or land with your canoe or kayak. The Scarborough River provides a limited number of places to start or end your marsh paddling trip. If you have two cars you can take off from the Audubon Center and paddle to the Seavey's Landing Road landing or go through the RR trestle... More 

Thank JoeKunk
Sedona, Arizona
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30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Stop in and discover oodles of things about the tides and varied wildlife that depend on them. Rent a canoe and paddle through the marsh. Be sure to wear sunscreen and bug spray and carry along some water and maybe a snack. Its a delight.

Thank bluefairyboss
Niskayuna, New York
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

This was a wonderful paddle, We rented a canoe but brought our own canoe seats. We paddled all the out to the beach. Just wonderful but make sure you know what the tides are if you are not an experienced paddler. They also rent kayaks. The folks at the center were wonderful.

Thank mslipknot7
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55 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We brought our own kayaks and put the boats in 200 yards down from Audubon center. We paddled back down toward route 9 then came back out toward ocean. We had to fight the current which was strong especially for our 10 year old. We never made to to the ocean. It was a beautiful paddle - kids loved jumping... More 

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Scarborough, Maine
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Not fancy but that's in part what makes this little place so special. A small building (aka shack:) right on the shores of the largest salt water marsh in Maine. Canoe and kayak rentals with life vest help from either volunteers or summer interns. You are guaranteed to see some incredible marsh birds and fauna.

Thank Jane J
Vermont, USA
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396 reviews
175 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

This amazing marsh can be explored by kayaks which can be rented at this Audubon Center, located on the road to the Pine Point Beach. The marsh contains an extensive system of waterways which can be explored at high tide.

Thank VermontTeacher44
Brunswick, Maine
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51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

I hate to rate an Audubon center this low, but Scarborough Marsh as a place to walk was disappointing. We drove 40 mins down from Brunswick because it's the only Audubon center that allows dogs. It turns out the trail is not ideal - it's fairly overgrown and very short - it took us less than 10 minutes to get... More 

Thank Abby K
Yuma, Arizona
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532 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 937 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Have driven by hundreds of times and thought it was time to stop and take a look around. It so peaceful and constantly changing.

Thank 2013TravelinFool
New York City, New York
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

An hour and a half kayaking was the perfect amount for us! The price to rent kayaks and canoes was very reasonable!! The equipment was in good shape. We were given a waterproof case for our cell phones - thank you!! We were also given a small map of the marsh waterway as well a guide to identify birds. Paddling... More 

Thank MBMags
Montpelier, Vermont
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52 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

The staff is knowledgeable and the canoes are safe. No tipping over or drowning at all. Kids amused, adults engaged. Definitely will do it again when the information imparted begins to fade

Thank JHallow

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