Preserves & Trails

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Union River Frenchman Bay Schoodic to Schoodic
Branch Lake Public Forest Baker Hill Corea Heath
Indian Point Bean Island Frances B Wood
Jordan Homestead Coming Soon Coleman Mixed Woods Little Tunk Pond
Mariaville Falls Kilkenny Cove/OPRT Schoodic Bog
Vernal Pools Long Ledges Schoodic Connector Trail
Marlboro Beach Taft Point
Salt Pond Upper West Bay Pond
Simon Trail
Tidal Falls
Tucker Mountain

Where do I start?

Beginners should try Indian Point Preserve in Ellsworth, Salt Pond Preserve in Hancock, or Taft Point Preserve in Gouldsboro. All three preserves feature short, easy trails in the woods ending with scenic waterfront access.

Tidal Falls Preserve is our most popular destination. Our flagship preserve features a scenic reversing falls, coastal access, short interpretive trails (coming soon), picnic tables and a covered pavilion, and Frenchman Bay Conservancy’s offices and visitor Exploration Center.

Trail Explorer Passport

1. Hike four trails between June 1 and September 1: Indian Point, Mariaville Falls, Long Ledges, and Frances B Wood.
Along each trail, find the stamp box to mark your passport or record your hikes with a selfie at each trailhead­.
3. Submit proof of visits to FBC by September 15 to claim your prizes!

Learn more about Trail Explorer Passport rules and prizes.

Winter Weather

We clear snow from the parking lots of the following preserves: Corea Heath, Taft Point, Baker Hill, Long Ledges, Tidal Falls, and Simon Trail. Be cautious of ice on parking lots and trails at all locations.

Stewardship Guidelines

Please practice Leave No Trace principles while enjoying FBC trails, including:

  • Leave what you find
  • Respect wildlife
  • Be considerate of other visitors
  • Carry out what you carry in

On all trails, dogs must be under voice or leash control at all times. No dogs allowed at Tidal Falls Preserve.

Motorized vehicles: prohibited.

Hunting: refer to the map layers above to find preserves where hunting is allowed.

Enjoy our trails?

  1. Share: post photos and videos from the trail, tag @FrenchmanBayConservancy, and use trail hashtags (example: #FBCBakerHill or #FBCIndianPoint)
  2. Volunteer: drop in for a weekly trail work day during the summer or contact our stewardship team for more ways to get involved
  3. Donate: consider becoming a member of Frenchman Bay Conservancy to help maintain this trail and others like it