Johnson Field Preserve at Mackerel Cove
The open field at the head of Mackerel Cove has been a Bailey Island landmark for generations. Overlooking one of Maine’s most scenic working harbors, Johnson Field offers visitors a place for family picnics, wintertime sledding, quiet moments of reflection, access to the beach, and spectacular views. This is a great place to launch a kayak or canoe.
Johnson Field Preserve is owned and maintained by Harpswell Heritage Land Trust. The Town-owned Mackerel Cove Lot, located next to Johnson Field, also offers gorgeous views, public access to the waterfront, and a hedge of fragrant roses. Fishermen use part of the lot for seasonal storage.
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Johnson Field Preserve is located at 13 Abner Point Road, Bailey Island. From Cook’s Corner in Brunswick, follow Rt 24 south for 14.2 miles. The field comes into view at the intersection with Abner Point Rd. Turn right on Abner Point Rd and immediately left into a parking lot.