Little Tunk Pond

Sullivan, Maine
GPS coordinates: 44.566645995549, -68.1035342

These 55 acres includes woodlands, abandoned fields, and a sand beach on the pond.  Public access to the beach, where swimming is allowed, is by a 1/4-mile trail from a parking area near the road.

The property is being managed for restoration and protection of wildlife habitat, including extensive alder thickets which once sheltered woodcock.  The property is protected by a conservation easement held by Maine Coast Heritage Trust and is part of the Tunk Lake Area Preserve.

In summer 2019, FBC staff and a Maine Conservation Corps crew rehabbed the trail at Little Tunk Preserve, removing trip hazards and making sure it’s built to last.

Trail Description

The pedestrian hiking trail goes straight to the sandy beach of this undeveloped pond.


From the Sullivan side of the Hancock-Sullivan Bridge drive 4.4 miles on coastal Route 1N to Rte 183 (Tunk Lake Road).  Drive north on Route 183 for 4.7 miles.  Go past the Donnell Pond Public Reserve Land sign and about .25 mile on your left you’ll see the FBC Preserve sign and parking lot.