Little Tunk Pond

In Sullivan
Trail Map (PDF)

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.

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

Top photo credit Kelly Bellis