For a self-guided tour of three of our most popular and scenic preserves: Beech Hill, Fernalds Neck, and Bald Mountain Preserves:
Or we'd be happy to mail you the brochure; please call (207) 236-7091 or email us at [email protected]. For more information on Take-A-Hike, including maps showing locations of the featured preserves, please see below.
Quests are self-guided, place-based learning tools designed to help young people age 4 - 9 learn the natural history of a special place.
- Beech Hill Quest: Explore Beech Hill in a whole new way! This Quest was developed in partnership with the Coastal Children's Museum.
- Fernald's Neck Quest: Developed with the 4th Grade class at Lincolnville Central School, this Quest will guide you out on Fernald's Neck with attention to the forest and lake features.
- Head of Tide Quest: Walk along pasture fields and the Passagassawakeag River to learn more about the trees and history of this beautiful preserve. This Quest was developed in partnership with Maine Master Naturalist Program student Cheryl Morin.
Individual Preserve & Trail Guides
To start your outdoor adventure, download trail maps by clicking below:
- Bald Mountain Preserve, Camden
- Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport
- Fernalds Neck Preserve, Lincolnville
- Hatchet Mountain Preserve, Hope
- Mount Percival Preserve, Northport
- Newman Preserve, Northport
- The first completed trail section of our vision for a Round the Mountain Trail on Ragged Mountain
- Gateway to the Mountains Winter Trails on Ragged Mountain
Passagassawakeag Greenway Trails:
- Belfast City Trail, Belfast
- Head of Tide Preserve, Belfast
- Knowlton-Swanson-Stephenson Preserve, Belfast
- Stover Preserve, Belfast
A few other preserves also have trails open to the public. Because these are more sensitive areas that could potentially be harmed by higher visitation rates, we don't provide maps for these trails online. Please visit us or call our office at (207) 236-7091 to get copies of trail maps for these special places--and thank you for understanding our need to balance our desire to offer public access with consideration for the delicate natural resources of these preserves.
Please email our stewardship staff (or call 236-7091) if you encounter any problems or hazards on one of our trails, such as fallen trees, wash outs, missing signage, faded trail markers, or bees nesting on the trail. We want your experience on our trails to be a safe and enjoyable one!
Other Trails in Our Service Region
This is by no means a comprehensive list, but these links will help you visit some of our other favorite places in the area:
- The Friends of Sears Island maintain the trails on this large, uninhabited island in Searsport. Information on how to explore the island, including directions and a trail map, can be found here.
- Camden Hills State Park, at the heart of our service region, offers miles of trails for hiking, biking, and backcountry skiing. Click here to download a trail map.
- Merryspring Nature Park in Camden/Rockport features 66 acres of woods, fields, and gardens to explore. Click here for a park map.
- The Georges Highland Path, created and maintained by our land trust neighbors to the west, Georges River Land Trust, traverses Ragged Mountain--in part through land we have conserved as our Ragged Mountain Preserve. Visit their Trails page for more information.
The two maps below show the locations of the three preserves featured in the brochure.
Images of our Trails
A section of the Stover Preserve Trail follows the upper Passagassawakeag River
Hikers head toward the summit of Bald Mountain
A fisherman on his way to the Ducktrap River via our Backcountry Ski Trail