Our expanding Intervale Preserve in New Gloucester is largely comprised of lush, meandering oxbows. It provides some of the Royal River watershed’s most valuable habitat for migratory birds, waterfowl, and game birds. The forested trail at the Intervale Road parcel provides views of the river’s flood plain marsh and vernal pools and is a popular destination for birders and anglers. The marsh is an outstanding vantage point for observing migrating birds especially in May of each year. Additionally, the stretch of the Royal River from the Intervale Preserve at Penney Road downstream to Wescustogo Park is a wonderful 8.1 mile high-water paddling trip.