Relax at the Wakefield Wildlife Sanctuary...

Sitting on the porch of your cabin and watching the stream and eagles may be all you want to do during your visit to central Maine. If you are seeking to be more active, central Maine has a breadth of activities for you. Read on, to learn more about hiking, paddling, breweries, and other nearby destinations. 


Wakefield Wildlife Sanctuary is a permanently protected 113-acre shoreland. Trails will be completed in the Summer of 2019. Kennebec Land Trust has protected over 6,200 acres in the Capital Area. Our conserved properties feature over 47 miles of trail and many unique natural features to explore. Check out our website to see a full property list and plan an outing during your visit to West Gardiner.  

Other nearby natural areas include, the Kennebec Highlands, the Bond Brook Recreation Area, and the Viles Arboretum


The Wakefield Wildlife Sanctuary provides a diversity of habitats for many species of animals. This diversity also supports an abundance of upland and wetland flowers, ferns, graminoids (grasses, sedges, and rushes), shrubs, and trees. The land donor, the late Kendra Shaw, loved all animals and supported many local causes in protection of animals and wildlife. KLT is managing the land to best protect wildlife habitat and environmental quality, in accordance with the wishes of Kendra. 


Central Maine is home to many popular craft brewers. The Liberal Cup is located at 115 Water St in Hallowell. Cushnoc Brewing is located at 243 Water Street in Augusta. Van Der Brew is located at 30 Summer Street in Winthrop. Grateful Grains Brew Co. is located at 26 ME-126 in Monmouth.

Location & Regional Destinations

The Cabins are located in West Gardiner, Maine, about 15 minutes from the city of Gardiner. Gardiner has the amenities of a service center including, grocery stores, small department store, restaurants, and shops. It has a beautiful park and boat launch on the Kennebec River. The state capital, Augusta, is 25 minutes away. 

It is centrally located for visits to the college towns of Lewiston, Waterville, and Brunswick. Lewiston is 30 minutes away, Waterville is 40 minutes away, and Brunswick is 35 minutes away. The local colleges of ColbyBates, and Bowdoin, are all host to free art museums. 

The cabins are one hour away from Portland. The cabins are two and half hours from Acadia National Park. 

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