Parks & Natural Areas

Parks & Natural Areas

For detailed descriptions and directions to each facility, please download the Parks & Recreation A to Z Guide.

250th Anniversary Park

250th Anniversary Park is an in-town park located on the banks of the Androscoggin River just below the Brookfield Renewable Energy hydroelectric dam. This park offers scenic views of the river, a fishing area on the bank, and also serves as the canoe and kayak put-in point for those portaging around the dam from the Mill Street canoe portage located upstream.

Androscoggin River Bicycle Path

The Bike Path is a 2.6-mile 14-foot wide paved bicycle/pedestrian path along the Androscoggin River. The path offers scenic overlooks of the Androscoggin River while providing a pedestrian and bicycle connection between in-town Brunswick and the Cook’s Corner area. Located north of Route 1, the path can also be accessed from Topsham via bicycle/pedestrian lanes over the Merrymeeting Bridge

Bay Bridge Landing Wetland Park

Bay Bridge Landing Wetland Park adjoins Merrymeeting Bay, and features a 3/10-mile perimeter walking path with interpretive signage detailing local habitat, flora, fauna and fisheries. There is also a small gravel-surfaced boat launch location at the site. This park is also utilized in for winter for access to ice fishing in Merrymeeting Bay.

Chamberlain Avenue Esplanade

Providing a nice green public space in the Chamberlain Avenue neighborhood, this ½-acre parcel is well treed with a mixture of deciduous and evergreens.

Coffin’s Ice Pond

Coffin’s Ice Pond is a six-acre pond located along a popular trail system that connects with the Town Commons trails. It is located off Harpswell Road (Route 123), just west of the Maine Pines Tennis Facility. The trail system connects with the Town Commons trail network to the south and Bowdoin College to the north.

Coffin Pond Recreation Area

Located on River Road, Coffin Pond Recreation Area offers a variety of seasonal recreational opportunities including a children’s playground, swimming, hiking, and winter ice skating.

Cox Pinnacle

This 103-acre park in west Brunswick features a trail system through forested hills and wetlands. The trail system includes access to Brunswick’s highest point (the Pinnacle) at approximately 350 feet above sea level. These trails provide roughly 1¼ miles of trail recreation in all seasons, including hiking, cross-country skiing, dog walking and snowshoeing. Parking lot and main entrance to the trails are located on Hacker Road, 3/10 mile east of Durham Road.

Great Island Chain

The Great Island Chain is a grouping of undeveloped islands in the Androscoggin River between Brunswick and Topsham. The islands are accessible by water only and have no formal facilities associated with their use. Boaters typically visit the islands as they travel to and from the Water Street Boat Landing on their way to Merrymeeting Bay.

Greater Commons

The Greater Commons is comprised of approximately 112 acres of wooded park area and trails adjoining both the northern and southern boundaries of the Town Commons. The trails connect seamlessly, for hiking, cross country skiing and birdwatching. The park is located along Harpswell Road (Route 123) and stretches to Middle Bay Road.   MAP


Lamb Park

Lamb Park is an eight-acre riverfront nature area with a trail connection to River Road, providing river access and vistas.

Lower Mall

One of Brunswick’s most visible parks, the Lower Mall is located on Maine Street in the center of downtown. The park serves as gathering place for community residents and plays host to a large number of special events and activities, including the popular Farmer’s Market on Tuesdays and Fridays from May to November, many concerts and cultural events, and winter ice skating. In addition, four seasonal food vendors sell various types of food daily during the warmer months. The tree-lined park also features a large gazebo for performances and a variety of other public functions, as well as a war service monument and historic interpretive plaque.

Maquoit Bay Conservation Land

A 124-acre park with frontage on Maquoit Bay, this wooded conservation land offers a 6/10 mile trail to a rocky outcrop overlooking the Bay. The park’s main entrance is located on Bunganuc Road. The conservation land offers hiking, dog walking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing; please note that hunting is permitted in this park.

Maine Street Station Park

A small park located along Station Avenue at the new Maine Street Station location. This small in-town pocket park features benches, a sitting wall, landscape plantings and a small slightly elevated circular paved area that can serve as a stage for outdoor performances.

Mill Street Canoe Portage

Located on the Androscoggin River, the Mill Street Canoe Portage provides river access for hand-carry watercraft. Canoe and kayak users traveling downstream may portage at this point and walk along Mill Street to 250th Anniversary Park in order to put in below the dam. (Note: the portage distance is approximately ¾ mile.)

Nathaniel Davis Park

Located on Pleasant Street, Nathaniel Davis Park is a neighborhood park approximately 2½ acres in size. This park consists of expanses of sloping lawn interspersed with some mature trees, with a swing set and a small children’s playground structure.

Pejepscot Dam Recreation Area

Pejepscot Dam Recreation Area is located on the Androscoggin River. This hand-carry boat access point is located on property owned by Pejepscot Dam operators, a steel canoe portage stairway with padded canoe slide is in place to permit canoes or kayaks to be slid down to the river for launching. There are also hiking trails along the river, located on property owned by the Town of Brunswick. The park is also popular with fishermen. The entrance to Pejepscot Dam Recreation Area is on River Road, approximately 4½ miles from Pleasant Street (Route 1). Follow the gravel access road at the Pejepscot Dam Recreation Area sign to the end near the dam.

Pinette’s Landing

Pinette’s Landing is a 1½-acre park featuring an expanse of lawn sloping down to the Androscoggin River. Located on Water Street, approximately 500 feet before the Androscoggin River Bicycle Path, the park offers scenic river views and access to fishing.

Sawyer Park

This park provides a boat launch facility with dock to the New Meadows River, as well as picnic areas. It is located on Bath Road just before the boundary with West Bath.

Spring and McKeen Lot

A wooded one-acre lot on the corner of Spring and McKeen Streets, the site contains primarily mature white pines with a few hardwood trees.

Swinging Bridge Park

A small park located on the Brunswick side of the historic Swinging Bridge on Mill Street (Route 1), this park offers a pedestrian suspension bridge link between Brunswick and Topsham, and scenic river views.

Town Commons

This historic 71-acre wooded park, located on Harpswell Road, is used for hiking, dog walking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and bird watching. It features trails, picnic areas, and interpretive signage, as well as a pitch pine heath barren – a rare plant community in Maine – which can be seen on the Pitch Pine Barren Loop trail. The trail system of the Town Commons connects with the trails of the adjoining Greater Commons, enabling long hikes through the woods. (For additional information on the Commons  click here.) MAP

Upper Mall

The Upper Mall is an elongated park between Maine Street and Upper Park Row next to Bowdoin College. This tree-lined park stretches over ½ mile south from the Joshua Chamberlain Statue along the western edge of the Bowdoin College campus.