Posted on December 29, 2013 and last updated on February 03, 2019

Cousins River Trail, Freeport


  • Preserve Size: Not sure
  • Trail Mileage: .6 miles one way
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: marshy shore of the Cousins River

Another itty-bitty one, close to Powell Point Trail, this roughly .6-mile path is a joint project of the Freeport Conservation Trust and the Casco Bay YMCA. The trail through shady, quiet forest culminates on the marshy shore of the Cousins River (and the unfortunate traffic roar of nearby Route 1!), with side trails to Lambert Road (not marked on my map) and the Freeport Inn and Cafe. The trail is easy, but there is a descent to the river’s edge. The paths could be blazed better, but it’s not too hard to find your way.

Directions: The trailhead, marked by a kiosk, is located on a knoll at the back left-hand corner of the Casco Bay YMCA parking lot on Old South Freeport Road, off Route 1. Park in the YMCA lot.