Head of Tide Preserve

Photo courtesy of OPIA Creative

Doak Road,

92 acres

Blue River Loop 1.0 mile, easy Woods Loop 1.0 mile, easy

Hiking, Birding, Fishing, Snowshoeing, Cross County Skiing

Trail Descriptions

PASSAGASSAWAKEAG RIVER, OLD FARM FIELDS, PERMACULTURE GARDENS This preserve protects part of the Passagassawakeag River shoreline, as well as old fields and forests. It abuts two other parcels of land within the Passagassawakeag Greenway: the Stover Preserve and a privately-owned easement. The Blue River Loop travels along the high banks of the river. The group Belfast Transition manages an interactive and educational permaculture garden with picnic tables for the public.

Look for

Osprey, bald eagles and belted kingfishers flying along the river Grassland nesting birds and monarch butterflies Wolf trees, apple trees, and old rock walls surrounding the fields


From downtown Belfast, take Main Street west and immediately turn right onto Waldo Avenue. In 1.5 miles, turn right onto Doak Road. Parking area is on the right immediately after Doak’s Machine Shop.


Conserved in 2009 with support from Land for Maine’s Future.

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