Linekin & Burley Preserves

Midcoast Maine

These two adjacent protected spaces encompass some 140 acres of forested Maine prettiness, situated on a windy stretch of lovely, gravel-studded waterfront. There are 3 miles of trails to explore, plus forest ponds, rocky ledges and a general sense of quiet just minutes from the bustle of Boothbay.

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Nearby Midcoast Maine attractions

1. Boothbay Harbor Footbridge

1.97 MILES

A pedestrian footbridge links two sides of Boothbay Harbor, and is a popular spot for a simple, quiet stroll and a selfie in front of all the boats. In…

2. Knickerbocker Lake

3.98 MILES

If you're in need of a dip and the waters of Boothbay Harbor feel a little too frigid, head to this swimming hole, where the water is…well, also cold, but…

3. Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site

4.07 MILES

If you or your kids are into history, make sure to pop by this state park, where experts have rebuilt the Fort William Henry (c 1692), and an on-site…

4. Fisherman's Museum

4.08 MILES

Fishing paraphernalia and photos, as well as a nautical chart of the entire Maine coast with all the lighthouses marked, are on display in the Pemaquid…

5. Pemaquid Lighthouse Park

4.09 MILES

Perched dramatically on top of the rocks in Pemaquid Lighthouse Park is the 11,000-candlepower Pemaquid Point Light, built in 1827, which was featured on…

6. Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

4.14 MILES

These magnificent gardens are one of the state's most popular attractions. The verdant waterfront kingdom has 270 acres, with groomed trails winding…

7. Boothbay Railway Village

4.29 MILES

Ride the narrow-gauge steam train through this endearing village, a historic replica of an old-fashioned New England town. The 28 buildings house more…

8. La Verna Preserve

6.61 MILES

This forested nature reserve is pretty compact, but within its confines there are 2.5 miles of trails and some 3600ft of shoreline. This waterfront is…