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At about 350 acres, Thorncrag is the largest bird sanctuary in New England, and is probably one of few wildlife sanctuaries anywhere that is a 10-minute drive from the downtown of a major city. It is privately owned and operated by the Stanton Bird Club, but is open to the public for hiking, picnics, jogging, and cross-country skiing.
There are several miles of well-marked trails through thick woods and open fields, with streams and ponds throughout, meaning there’s a good variety of habitat for about 80 kinds of birds at different times of the year (about 20 in winter). You can pick up a free trail map and bird checklist from boxes attached to the signboard at one of the two entrances.
I’ll add to this tip in the coming weeks – the little I’ve seen so far is beautiful, but winter here is fracking cold... But I think if I were in Lewiston in spring, summer, or fall, I’d be spending a lot of time here.
The main entrance gate, with parking, is located on Montello Street at the end of Highland Spring Road. Open every day dawn to dusk.
Updated Jan 11, 2008
I didn't venture in as it was half ten in the morning and a bit early for a beer or what ever for me. But it looked interesting all the same.
Dress Code: looks like anything goes?
Written Aug 22, 2007