Our Trails

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, SOME 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.

 

BLUE HILL

Blue Hill Mountain

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  OPEN

Post Office Trail  OPEN

Kingdom Woods Conservation Area

3.25 miles of trail through 800 acres of forest and wetland.

OPEN

Peter’s Cove and Peter’s Brook Trail

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.

OPEN

 

South Street to Parker Point Trail

0.5 mile trail that connects South Street and Parker Point Road.1 GSA Day trailhead

OPEN

 

 

 

BROOKLIN

Hundred Acre Wood

1.7 mile trail through diverse forest.

OPEN

 

Ferry LandingBROOKSVILLE

 

Ferry Landing

23 acres of fields and woods bordering the Bagaduce River across from Castine.

CLOSED

John B. Mountain  JohnB Mtn

1 mile of trail loops over small mountain with lovely views.

OPEN (except for one section)

Snow Natural Area and Nab Island

40-acre parcel with over 2,550 feet of shorefront on the Bagaduce River.Earth3

CLOSED

 

CASTINE

Greenbie Natural Area

Walking trail begins at Rt. 166A. This 43-acre property includes field, mixed woods, 2 seasonal streams, and beaver flowage.

OPEN

Hatch Cove  Hatch Cove Preserve

Picnic on mowed fields on either side of Rt. 166 (Castine Road) just north of the British Canal.

OPEN

 

PENOBSCOT  Sherm Perkins park

Sherm Perkins Memorial Park

Located in Penobscot village on Rt. 175/Rt. 199.

OPEN

 

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, Weinland Nature Walkwetlands, and granite outcroppings along 1 mile trail.

 

CLOSED

SEDGWICK

Bagaduce River

 

Bagaduce River Canoe Access

300 ft. footpath leads to river.

Cooper Farm at Caterpillar Hill

2 miles of trails through blueberry fields and forest.

OPEN

 

Salt Pond

Salt Pond Canoe Access

500 ft. path to water’s edge.

Snow’s Cove Preserve

2 miles of trail with views of Bagaduce.

OPEN

 

SURRY

Carter Nature Preserve

Carter Nature Preserve

2/3 mile trail through forest and field along shoreline of Morgan Bay.

OPEN

 

Furth Wildlife Sanctuary and Talalay Nature Sanctuary

2 miles of trails through forest.

OPEN

 

 

Patten Stream Preserve

1.5 mile trail loops through forest and along stream.

OPEN

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.