The Intervale Preserve in New Gloucester provides some of the Royal River watershed’s most valuable habitat for migratory birds, waterfowl, and game birds. It is owned and managed by RRCT. The preserve currently consists of three parcels along the river, totaling 100 acres of conserved land and 35 acres of additional conservation easements. The northernmost parcel at Intervale Road features a half-mile loop trail and a hand-carry boat launch site. The second parcel is located south of Route 231 and north of Penney Road along the Royal River. There are no trails or easy access points via land to get to this parcel at this time. The third, southernmost parcel at Penney Road allows river access via a small parking area and hand-carry boat launch.