Salt Pond

Hancock, Maine
GPS coordinates: 44.478051099596, -68.238957853304

A 17.9-acre preserve on the east shore of Hancock Point, including woodland, a tidal salt pond, and shore frontage on Frenchman Bay. FBC constructed and maintains a low-impact trail for public use.

Trail Description

This wooded trail on an 18-acre shorefront property leads to a salt pond with views of Sullivan Harbor and Frenchman Bay.

To make the short trail into a longer 1.7-mile loop, walk on Carter’s Beach Rd, Haskins Rd, and Point Rd. Use caution when walking along the roads.


Driving north on Rte 1 in Hancock, you’ll see the Hancock Grocery store on your right. Continue for 0.2 miles to Point Road to the right. Travel down Point Road for 3.8 miles along Point Road at a small turn-off on the opposite end of the trail. Alternatively, to start by the beach, continue an additional 0.4 miles on Point Road until you reach Wharf Road on the left. Drive down Wharf Road, turn left on Bay Avenue and park near the Hancock Point boat house and walk north along Carter’s Beach Road. The trail begins near the end of the road.