Local Natural Wonders - Day 2

day 2

Local Natural Wonders - Day 2 - The Cliff Trail in Harpswell, ME

Today’s Local Wonder is the beautiful Cliff Trail in Harpswell. The trailhead is at the far corner of the back parking lot at the Harpswell Town Office,  263 Mountain Road. The main loop is 2.3 miles and marked in white blazes. The shorter Cut-off Trail is marked in yellow blazes. This is a beautiful, family friendly hike through a magical lush forest which leads to spectacular ocean views from the top of the cliffs.

From the Harpswell Heritage Land Trust website:

This is a rugged trail that includes a shore walk along tidal Strawberry Creek and spectacular views from 150-foot cliffs overlooking Long Reach. Unbroken preserved forest stretches to the east and south of Long Reach. The reach itself is a submerged valley that is now tidal mudflats. Across the Reach is the 90-acre Long Reach Preserve. The island in Long Reach is unnamed.

Fairy house zones were added in celebration and memory of Lindsey Perkins. They provide children and adults alike a place for play and creativity. Please note the Fairy House Ordinances and follow the posted rules when creating your fairy house.

Click here for the town webpage describing the trail.

Click here to get directions from Google Maps.



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