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Nature Education

Augusta, ME 04330
Open dawn to dusk
Free Entry - Always
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Bruce's Woods and Kents Hill Trails

Groups who visit include

  • Students from area Schools
  • Cony Cross Country Running Meets
  • Kents Hill Students: Day of Caring
  • Maine Conservation Corps
  • Augusta City Arborist Tours
  • Hallowell Painting Club
  • And Many More!


The Augusta Nature Education Center is operated by the Augusta Nature Club (ANC) of Augusta, Maine. It offers a network of trails for walking, running, biking, snow shoeing, cross-country skiing, sledding, photography, painting, geocaching, wildlife observation, and relaxing: any non-motorized daylight activity is welcomed! It is truly our "Diamond in the Rough".

Operating since early in the 1960's, the Augusta Nature Education Center has been providing Augusta area residents and visitors with a unique and free opportunity to understand and enjoy Maine's plants and wildlife in a beautiful, natural setting; all within minutes of downtown Augusta - along Whitney Brook. The Center is open to everyone; 365 days a year during daylight hours. When you visit our Center you will find nearly 5 miles of trail that wind throughout 175 acres of meadow and forest revealing historic granite quarries, small waterfalls, quiet lily ponds, active beaver ponds, and other flowers and wildlife that are native to Maine. More information on the club is available on our About Us page.

In 2006, Cony High School moved in next-door and there has been a significant increase of daily use in the Augusta Nature Education Center. We are excited about this opportunity to include the Center in the education and sporting activities of students! In response, the Center has undertaken a major upgrade to the trails, bridges, entrances, maps, and all of those other basic things necessary to meet the new patterns of use. Programs of support for Sponsors, Partners and Volunteers are on-going and you will find the specifics on our Get Involved page.

We invite you to visit our Nature Center or attend a meeting of our Nature Club. Club meetings are listed on our Events page; more specific directions and a full listing of our rules can be found on the Trail Map page. Dont' miss our great Gallery of images! We are fortunate to be part of such a great Capitol Area Community!

Thank you for your interest.

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