Spring, Summer, Winter, Fall:Bates-Morse Mountain Conservation Area is a 600 acre nature conservancy on the Phippsburg Peninsula. Here you will find a four mile loop trail, it is a pleasant and non-vigorous walk through the marshland. You will slowly ascend to the 210-foot Morse Mountain, then down to Sewall Beach. Be sure to stay on the road and beach path at all times, the ecology of the area is somewhat fragile. This is a great place for watching hawks as they make their annual migration in September. Be sure to pick up a map from the wooden box in the parking lot. There is no admission fee and the park is open sunrise to sunset.