The Bond Brook Recreation Area takes great advantage of an unusual landscape tucked behind the Augusta Airport. Owned and managed by the City of Augusta, it contains paths for walking, biking, and cross-country skiing. The 270 acres consist of unusual habitat that makes this one of the northernmost hot spots for prairie warblers, field sparrows, brown thrashers, and eastern towhees. Willow and alder flycatchers overlap in this area, especially in the gravel pit area north of the runways that is reached by the small dirt road extending west of the parking area behind the cemetery.
Directions: From Downtown Augusta, head north on Mt Vernon Ave and turn left onto Bond Brook Road. From Civic Center Drive, head south and turn right on Bond Brook Road. Turn left on Tall Pines Way; there is parking located before and after the bridge and more parking is available at the stadium. Follow Tall Pines Way up the hill to the Stadium Parking Lot. Parking is also available at Mt. Hope Cemetery off Winthrop Street. Also, from Western Avenue at the National Guard Armory in Augusta, drive up to and past the airport. Turn left into the cemetery just past the airport and look for a dirt parking area in the far right corner.
GPS: 44.322633, -69.795404