Frank L Wiswall Natural Area &Dunc’s Meadow

Frank L Wiswall Natural Area &Dunc’s Meadow

One of the Trust’s most recent acquisitions, this 30-acre preservation gem is a gift from Elizabeth and Frank Wiswall , Jr. The property was given to honor  Frank’s father who restored these wetlands by removing tons of aquatic growth from the eastern end and rebuilding the beaver dam that has been maintained ever since by beavers living in the pond.  At least one beaver lodge is usually visible from the road.  Duncan Dunbar used ice from the pond for his Meadow Farm Dairy. Earlier, pond ice was sold to sailing ships in the port of Castine.  This property is on the west side of route 166 a half mile north of the Rt. 199 intersection; about five miles north of Main St.  The “natural area” is the land just south of the pond  “Dunc’s Meadow” refers to the pond itself.  There is a parking area just north of the pond.

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