Hatchet Mountain Preserve

Route 235, Hatchet Mountain Road,

27 acres

0.6 miles

Hiking, Birding, Snowshoeing

Trail Descriptions

0.6 miles one-way, difficult Rising above Hope Village, the preserve offers majestic views easterly past Bald and Ragged Mountains and Camden Hills State Park towards Penobscot Bay. Visible from Lake Megunticook in Camden and Lincolnville, Beech Hill in Rockport, and the Camden Hills, Hatchet Mountain is an important area landmark. The .75-mile well-built trail switchbacks up the face of the mountain, and has several view points of Hobbs Pond and beyond.

Look for

- Northern red oaks with damaged canopies broken by ice storms perched along the steep slopes - Small blight-resistant American chestnut trees planted along the trail


From Camden, take Route 105 out of Camden to Hope Center. At Hope Center, take a left onto Hatchet Mountain Road, Route 235, and drive just over 0.5 miles to parking area on the right.


Conserved in 2007, with support from Hope residents, and a donation from owner Walter Lamont, Jr.

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