Covering more than 3,000 acres, Scarborough Marsh is the largest contiguous salt marsh system in Maine. Salt marshes filter pollution from the water and provide food and shelter for numerous species of birds, fish, mammals, and shellfish. The salt marsh is currently owned and managed by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW).
The Scarborough Marsh is a great place to explore the state’s largest salt marsh by foot or canoe. The Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center provides a variety of guided and self-guided walks, and canoe tours, as well as exhibits, a nature trail, canoe rentals and a Maine Audubon Nature Store. The Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center is part of the Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative - Climate Change Observatory Network, a photo monitoring program designed to work with environmental organizations and communities to assist with the observation, measurement and documentation of long-term climate change trends.