Posted on December 10, 2019 and last updated on December 13, 2019

Arey’s Neck Woods and Geary’s Beach, Vinalhaven


  • Preserve Size: Not sure
  • Trail Mileage: .2-mile loop on neck
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: stony beach, sea views, islands

At this protected public area, you can walk .2 miles along Geary’s Beach and out onto Arey’s Neck—a beautiful, fragile spot with one picnic table with stunning views. I visited when the tides were low, and I could walk out to the neck to complete its .2-mile loop. A few of the short trails there had been closed to help vegetation recover from erosion.

Directions: From the ferry terminal, take a right onto Main Street and continue on East Main Street for 2.6 miles until you come to the junction with Round the Island Road. Stay right here, onto Poole’s Hill Road, and take the next right onto State Beach Road. Continue down the road, bearing left at an intersection to reach the beach parking area. 


Let me know if you have any trail updates or corrections!