2. Wright Landing Municipal Boat Launch & Park (aka Ferry Landing)
Wright Landing is located a mile and a half down Main Road from the bridge on Ferry Road. The 2.3-acre site is the town’s former landing site for ferries from Wiscasset. The ferry landing was in use before the bridge was constructed. The town purchased the property in 2004 from the Wright family. Grants from Land for Maine’s Future and other state agencies helped with the cost of acquisition of the land and for site improvements. The town’s Wright Landing Committee maintains the property.
Wright Landing serves not only as the town’s municipal boat launch, but also as a park-like setting with gardens, picnic areas, a jetty with a fishing pier (no fishing on the Town Dock), a rest room and a pleasant trail to the point of land to the south with views down the Back River. Sites are available to launch canoes and kayaks for exploring by water.
At low tide, local shellfish and worm harvesters take advantage of the boat launch and the nearby mud flats for harvesting.