If you love Maine's gorgeous outdoors and exploring new places, I highly suggest you check out Swan Island in Richmond. Swan Island is located at 1 River Road in Merrymeeting Bay and is one of Maine's many Wildlife Management preserves.

Swan Island has so much to offer all of those wanting to visit, from miles and miles of hiking trails and its history to enjoying a short ride across the Kennebec River on the ferry.


Below is a list of just a few of the many things Swan Island has to offer.

10 Adirondack shelters in a grassy field overlooking Little Swan Island and Kennebec River
Firepit and picnic table at each site
One group tent site
Drinking water
Clean, modern restrooms
Utility/dish room
Firewood available at $8/bundle
The picnic shelter can be rented for events
Canoe & kayak rentals
7 miles of easy to moderate hiking
4.5-mile dirt road for hiking/biking
Fishing pond for kids 15 and under
Wildlife viewing tower
5 Historic homes visible from the gravel road
Interpretive displays
Bird watching
Wildlife viewing
Swimming at your own risk


If you're planning on making a trip to see all that this amazing wildlife preserve has to offer, make sure to remember all guests need to make a reservation which can be done HERE.


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