The Blue Hill Heritage Trust makes a number of beautiful places around the Peninsula available for hiking, launching your canoe or kayak, observing wildlife, or simply relaxing and enjoying the scenery.
NOTE: DUE TO DAMAGE FROM THE RECENT HEAVY WINDS AND SNOW STORM, A MAJORITY OF OUR TRAILS ARE CLOSED. STAFF AND VOLUNTEER CREWS ARE WORKING TO CLEAR THE TRAILS. CALL 374-5118 TO HELP–OR TO REPORT THE CONDITION OF TRAILS IN YOUR AREA.
Click on the individual trail maps below or download our BHHT trails (pdf), which takes a while to load.
CAUTION! Bridges and walkways are slippery on some of the trails after it rains. Please be careful.
WEAR BLAZE ORANGE: It’s hunting season! Bear, bird, and bow hunting have already begun, and deer hunting season with firearms is November 3-29, 2014 (starts Nov. 1 for Maine residents only). Our lands are not posted, and hunting is permitted Monday-Saturday, a half hour before sunrise until a half hour after sunset for most open hunting seasons. The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife has published a chart listing legal hunting hours for the 2014-2015 season. The chart can be found at http://www.maine.gov/ifw/hunting_trapping/pdfs/LegalHuntingHours20142015.pdf.
To hunt on BHHT land, please complete and submit a hunting permission form.
We ask hunters and non-hunters to be courteous with others they encounter in the woods. Sundays are the best days to hike since hunting on Sundays is illegal in Maine. Remember to dress your family, including doggies on leashes, in BLAZE ORANGE (front and back) during hunting season.
NEW! We published a 32-page Peninsula-wide trail guide, in collaboration with Maine Coast Heritage Trust and the former Conservation Trust of Brooksville, Castine, and Penobscot. This booklet gives directions and maps to 27 public access recreational sites on the Blue Hill Peninsula which are protected and maintained by BHHT and MCHT. Guides are for sale at the our office, Blue Hill Books, the Blue Hill Co-op, and the Castine Inn. Current members receive one complimentary copy per household! Click here for more information.
4.5 miles of trail up and over the mountain with views of Blue Hill Bay, Acadia, and Camden Hills. The new Becton Trail offers views of Toddy Pond and Great Pond Mountain to the north.
Osgood and Hayes Trails OPEN
Becton Trail CLOSED
Post Office Trail OPEN
3.25 miles of trail through 800 acres of forest and wetland.
Peter’s Cove provides canoe and kayak access at high tide.
Peter’s Brook Trail is a 0.5 mile trail to a beautiful waterfall.
0.5 mile trail that connects South Street and Parker Point Road.
1.7 mile trail through diverse forest.
23 acres of fields and woods bordering the Bagaduce River across from Castine.
1 mile of trail loops over small mountain with lovely views.
Snow Natural Area and Nab Island
40-acre parcel with over 2,550 feet of shorefront on the Bagaduce River.
Walking trail begins at Rt. 166A. This 43-acre property includes field, mixed woods, 2 seasonal streams, and beaver flowage.
Picnic on mowed fields on either side of Rt. 166 (Castine Road) just north of the British Canal.
Sherm Perkins Memorial Park
Located in Penobscot village on Rt. 175/Rt. 199.
Weinland Nature Study Area
On Gray Ridge Rd. More than 40 acres of the former Condon Forest includes hard and soft wood stands, a brook, wetlands, and granite outcroppings along 1 mile trail.
2 miles of trails through blueberry fields and forest.
500 ft. path to water’s edge.
2 miles of trail with views of Bagaduce.
2/3 mile trail through forest and field along shoreline of Morgan Bay.
2 miles of trails through forest.
1.5 mile trail loops through forest and along stream.
Please respect the land
- Please visit on foot and during daylight hours only.
- Dogs on leash are welcome except on the trails at Carter Nature Preserve, Furth Wildlife Sanctuary, and Talalay Nature Sanctuary. Please clean up after your dogs.
- Stay on marked trails to minimize your ecological impact and to respect private property owners and neighbors.
- Leave plants, animals, rocks, and other natural features as you found them.
- If you are part of a party of ten or more, please call BHHT for permission.
- Commercial use is not allowed.