Stover’s Point Preserve

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust

Stover’s Point Preserve is a narrow gravel sandbar that wraps itself around a salt marsh. Salt marshes are unique, productive and sensitive habitats with plants and animals that are adapted to the changing tides and water conditions.

Grasses grow well here, forming the base of a food web that includes fish, birds and shellfish. Please do not park or walk on the marsh grass.

The public is welcome to enjoy the peaceful beauty of Stover’s Point Preserve. It’s a great place for swimming, relaxing on the gravel beach, exploring the tidal stream, kayaking or paddleboarding, and enjoying the view of the iconic Cribstone Bridge. Bring water shoes to protect your feet from numerous barnacles. Please check our visitor guidelines below for hours and dog leash rules. Parking is limited. Speed limit 5 mph.

Please note that there are no bathroom facilities, shelters, picnic tables, or trash cans at Stover’s Point Preserve. The nearest public bathroom is at Mitchell Field, 2.5 miles north on Harpswell Neck Road.

Click here for a short video showcasing Stover’s Point Preserve.


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Stover’s Point Preserve is located at approx. 69 Windsor Lane, Harpswell. WARNING: The gravel road leading to Stover’s Point Preserve is in very poor condition. Take caution and travel at your own risk. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Visitor Guidelines

  • Carry in, carry out.
  • No motorized vehicles between dusk and dawn.
  • Motorized vehicles restricted to road and gravel areas.
  • Speed limit 5 mph. Yield to pedestrians.
  • Dogs must be on leash between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. from May 15 to Sept. 15. At all times dogs must be under owner control and not bother wildlife or other users.
  • Carry out all dog waste.
  • Organized events or gatherings require permission.
  • Please respect wildlife, neighbors and other users.
  • The following are prohibited:
    • Open Fires
    • Camping
    • Fireworks (except for July 3, 4, & 5)
    • Trap, float, or boat storage
    • Overnight parking
    • Hunting, trapping or discharge of firearms