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Get Outdoors in Harpswell

There are numerous varied and interesting places to walk, picnic, play and enjoy the scenery in Harpswell. You can learn about conserved land with public access by poking around our clickable map or browsing the list below. For more information, including directions and visitor guidelines, click on the title of the property below.

You can also download and print two different guides to exploring the outdoors in Harpswell.

  • The Get Outdoors in Harpswell Guide includes descriptions and a map showing the location of the properties you can visit. Click here to download the guide.
  • The Harpswell Guide was created in cooperation with the Harpswell Recreation Department. This 25-page guide includes trail maps and information about beaches, boat launches, historic landmarks and more. Click here to download the guide.

Harpswell Neck

Curtis Farm Preserve:  Features include hiking, water access, scenic views and birding. This is a great place to bring kids.

Hackett and Minot Trails:  Features include hiking through a quiet, mossy forest.

Mitchell Field:  Features include hiking, biking, scenic views, water access, a community garden, swimming and picnics. This is a great place to bring kids and dogs.

Pott’s Point Preserve:  Features include scenic views, water access, picnics, swimming and fantastic tide pools. This is a great place to bring kids.

Skolfield Shores Preserve:  Features include hiking and water access.

Stover’s Point Preserve:  Features include water access, picnics, scenic views, a salt marsh and great swimming. This is a great place to bring kids and dogs.

Widgeon Cove Trail:  Features include hiking and scenic views.

Wilson’s Cove Trail:  Features include a short hike and scenic views.

Great Island

Cliff Trail:  Features include hiking, scenic views and fairy house zones. This is the longest and most challenging trail in Harpswell.

Long Reach Preserve:  Features include hiking and scenic views.

Orr’s and Bailey Islands

Bowdoin College Coastal Studies Center:  Features include hiking, scenic views and water access.

Devil’s Back Trail:  Features include hiking and water access.

Giant’s Stairs and McIntosh Lot Preserve:  Features include hiking and scenic views.

Houghton Graves Park:  Features include picnics, water access, a short hike and scenic views. This is a great place to bring kids.

Johnson Field Preserve at Mackerel Cove:  Features include picnics, water access, scenic views and swimming. The property is available to rent for weddings and events. This is a great place to bring kids.

Accessible Only By Boat

Crow Island Preserve:  Features include picnics and camping.

Doughty Point and Island Preserve

Eagle Island

State-Owned and Federal-Owned Islands

Town-Owned Islands

Upper Goose Island

Whaleboat Island:  Features include picnics and camping.