Open Farms

Merrymeeting Trail hosts Open Farm Day Tour

July 23, 2017 - Mailly Waterfront Park, Bowdoinham Maine

The Merrymeeting Trail Blazers of Kennebec Estuary Land Trust is hosting its 5th Annual Explore Merrymeeting Bay Bike Ride. This year the ride will feature tours of the many farms and studios along the trail route during Bowdoinham's Open Farm Day and Art Trail 2017. Rides will start from Mailly Waterfront Park in downtown Bowdoinham. There are three scheduled rides of different lengths with leaders. There will be also be maps and queue sheets available in the park for anyone interested in exploring on their own.

Experience – Enjoy the rich farmlands of the Merrymeeting Bay region while stopping to talk to the farmers and try samples of their products. Visit some of the artists studios that which have earned Bowdoinham the title of "The Craftiest Town in Maine." At the end of the day enjoy a barbecue of the produce from the local farms. More details and brochure available at www.bowdoinham.com.

Routes

  • 8.5 mile - Leave at 11 am for a tour of the farms on Browns Point Rd which border the bay and the Abagadasset River. This ride is appropriate for families with children.
  • 24 mile - Leave at 10:30 am for a tour of coastal and inland farms in Bowdoinham. Follow the interim route from Bowdoinham to Richmond and return through the middle of Bowdoinham visiting farmers raising a wide variety of vegetables, fruits and animals.
  • 35 mile - Leave at 10 am for a tour of Bowdoinham, Richmond and Topsham. Includes the potential alternate route for the trail along Cathance and Fisher roads. Visit Topsham's new Head of Tide Park and return along the southern interim route to Bowdoinham.

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Cost – The bike ride is free! $12 for barbecue, $8 for kids and $4 for desert. Pre-registration for ride or barbecue is not required but much appreciated for planning purposes. Click here to register.

Contact Ruth Indrick for more information. Capital2Coast Map