Tidal Falls

In Hancock

The Conservancy owns these 4.2 acres overlooking the reversing falls in the Taunton River, and the State of Maine holds the easement on the preserve.  The property is open to the public for day use, and FBC’s office is located on the 2nd floor of the building.

Tidal Falls is an excellent place to picnic.  There is a pavilion, tables, and two iron grills.   The best time to view the falls is 2 hours before or after low tide.  Find the local tide chart here.

Please no dogs on Tidal Falls Preserve.

Ellsworth photographer Debbie Stahre spends a lot of time at the preserve taking wildlife photos.  See Debbie’s work.

Directions: From Ellsworth travel north 8 miles on US coastal Route 1 to the village of Hancock. Go through the village, turn right onto Eastside Road, go .7 mile to Tidal Falls Road, turn left and drive to the end of the road. From Sullivan, Eastside Road is the first left after you cross the bridge.

Land for Maine's FutureA generous grant from Land for Maine’s Future helped preserve Tidal Falls.

Top photo credit Jeff DiBella