Located on Black Point Road next to Camp Ketcha, Libby River Farm Preserve features woods and field trails and an observation deck overlooking the Libby River marsh, part of Scarborough Marsh.
Trails: 1 mile
Land: 75 acres
Open year round.
Leave no trace.

The Trails

1 mile

Access Trail, Lucy R. Sprague Memorial Trail

How to get there

Get directions to the trailhead location.

Print a Trail Map

Download the PDF and print it to bring along when you visit.

Activities

  • Hiking, wildlife-watching, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing.
  • Dogs must be leashed at all times to safeguard Camp Ketcha youth education and horseback riding programs.
  • No biking. (Bikes are permitted on nearby Camp Ketcha trails).
  • For the benefit of visitors and wildlife, no drones.
  • Bowhunting is allowed only with SLT permission. Visitors are encouraged to wear blaze orange during hunting season.  Hunting is not permitted on Sundays in Maine.

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The Land

75 Acres

Natural Features

Open fields, woods, wetlands, and wildlife. Abundant ferns and bird life, with over 80 bird species recorded.  Views of the Libby River and Marsh.

History & Current Use

In 1996, SLT purchased 125 acres from the Larrabee family, who had a saltwater farm there for many years. 50 acres were deeded to the State of Maine to add to Scarborough Marsh. The remaining 75 acres became Libby River Farm Preserve. In 1999, the Lucy R. Sprague Memorial Trail was created. Camp Ketcha generously provides a parking area and access trail to the Preserve. In 2007, Eagle Scout Bryant Shannon built the observation deck that overlooks Libby River marsh.

SLT has worked with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to create habitat for the state endangered New England cottontail, which they hope will return in the coming years. Read more about the cottontail.

SLT purchased this property with support from individuals and foundations.