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McHatton Brook- Swimming Hole
McHatton Brook

This preserve is a 212- acre property on the Narraguagus River.  DSF welcomes the community to fish, paddle, hike or just relax in the McHatton Brook Preserve on the west bank of the river in Cherryfield.

This preserve is part of DSF's three-year campaign to protect 35 miles of river frontage in Washington and Hancock Counties. On the Narraguagus alone, DSF has conserved a total of 1,700 acres and 14 miles of frontage.


MacHatton Brook is a stream located just 5.2 miles from Cherryfield, in Washington County, near Deblois, ME.  


From the Downeast Salmon Federation Office in Columbia Falls, Maine, head west on Main St, towards Tibbettstown Rd.  Tibbettstown road will be the first road on your right.  Tibbettstown road will intersect with US-1 – turn left onto US-1. 


Follow US- 1 for 11 miles, through Harrington, and into Cherryfield.  Once into Cherryfield, turn right onto ME-193 and continue north for approximately 17 miles.  Turn left on Lane Rd. and follow it for 7.6 miles until the road Ys.  Take the left-hand Y on to Patten Rd. Travel south 3 miles then turn left on an unmarked road.  Travel 1.1 miles in a generally eastern direction until you come to a T.  Turn left, heading north, the property begins at the end of this road in .4 miles

Preserve Details

Type: 1.0 Trail

Access: Narraguagus River

Size:  212 Acres

Access to water:  By canoe or kayak

Recreation Types:  Swimming, boating, hiking, birding, botanizing, wildlife viewing.

Wildlife:  Eastern wood peewee and cuckoo 

heard, and other common passerines (perching or song birds).  

Map Coordinates:  44.6729016,-67.966959,15z

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Columbia Falls, ME 04623




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