Townsend Preserve (Indian & Fowl Meadow Islands)

Solon / Embden
32.0 acres

These islands are located in the Kennebec River, south of Gray Island. The forest cover type is a mixture of floodplain and upland tree species, including Silver Maple, White Birch, and White Pine. Ostrich Fern (fiddleheads) can readily be found in many areas, considered a delicacy by many in the springtime. Identified by the Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife as Inland Waterfowl Habitat, these islands provide a diverse range of habitats for a variety of species. The islands also are heavily used during summer months by paddlers enjoying float trips down the Kennebec River from Solon to North Anson.