Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center
Owned and managed by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, the 3,100 acre estuary known as Scarborough Marsh was the largest salt marsh in the state, comprising tidal marsh, salt creeks, freshwater marsh, and uplands. The marsh is particularly important for wildlife as a resting, breeding, and feeding ground.
The Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center is a great place to explore the state’s largest salt marsh by foot, canoe, or kayak. The center provides a variety of naturalist-guided and self-guided tours, as well as exhibits, a nature trail, canoe/kayak rentals, and a Maine Audubon Nature Store.
There’s plenty to do!
- Watch the shorebirds feeding in the marsh
- Rent a canoe or launch your own
- Join a canoe tour led by Audubon naturalists
- Discover the marsh on your own through natural history displays and a self-guided nature trail
- Go to one of many natural history programs for all ages throughout the summer
- Shop at the Maine Audubon Nature Store for books, toys, Maine-made gifts, and bird-feeding and optic equipment
- Try out our hands-on activities and displays for all ages
- See the aquarium, mounted birds and mammals, and interactive exhibits featured at the center