*Note: you could use these same directions to access Roberts Pond. There is a culvert that connects the two, but it was a bit too short/narrow for my liking.
Directions: From Portland go south on the turnpike. Take Exit 32 (Biddeford) After coming off the exit turn right onto Rt 111 for 3.5 miles then turn Right onto Hill Road for 2.1 miles. At the stop sign, turn left for 1.7 miles onto South St. which becomes South Waterboro Rd. Turn right onto Clarkswoods Rd for 2.7 miles then turn right onto Frye's Bridge Road for about 0.5 miles.
Boat Launch: Since I had been here last summer, when I went to Roberts Pond the area has changed a bit. Last summer there was a place right next to the launch for Wadleigh Pond, a pull out area, where people could park. This summer it has been blocked off with boulders and No Parking signs.
Wildlife: Blue heron, red tail hawks, ducks, turtles, beaver (signs of them at least!). I would suspect deer visit here as well as eagles. I saw a man made platform I think would be used for a loons nest but saw no signs of loons.
Notes: This is a map of Wadleigh Pond and Roberts Pond. As you can see there are lots of places to explore. Wadleigh Pond has a good balance of non developed shores mixed in with houses/camps. It seems to be a shallow pond, but I have not looked it up. There were a few hidden stumps just below the surface and I came the closest to tipping I have ever been! (But didn't!)
After going under the bridge there was a marshy area and I saw this heron...I didn't get a better picture because it flew away...