Falmouth Town Landing. Photo credit: Town of Falmouth

 

Watershed Area Information

This region includes parts of Falmouth, Cumberland, and Yarmouth. Cumberland Foreside is Cumberland’s coastal mainland area, where residents have public waterfront access at Broad Cove Reserve. The Reserve is a 22-acre property with nearly 11 acres of shoreline that was acquired by the Town of Cumberland in 2014. Falmouth Foreside is in the northern part of the Town of Falmouth. The Town Landing is at the end of Town Landing Road, which is off Foreside Road. It is the largest recreational anchorage/mooring field north of Marblehead, Massachusetts. There is a public beach and boat launch. The only direct freshwater stream in this region is Mill Creek, which drains much of the Route 1 corridor at Mussel Cove, and at one time supported rainbow smelt spawning (current status unknown).  A fringing bed of eelgrass parallels the shoreline from Mackworth Island up to Broad Cove, where beds are more substantial and interspersed with shellfish-laden mudflats.

Resources

Chebeague and Cumberland Land Trust
The mission of the land trust is to preserve and protect the intrinsic values and public benefits of the natural resources in the towns of Chebeague and Cumberland.
P.O. Box 25, Chebeague Island, ME 04107
(207) 699-2989
http://www.ccltmaine.org/

Falmouth Land Trust
The Falmouth Land Trust is an independent, non-profit, organization that conserves field, forest and farms in Falmouth.
PO Box 6172, Falmouth, ME 04105
info@falmouthlandtrust.org
(207)200-5488
falmouthlandtrust.org