QUICK TRAIL FACTS
- Preserve Size: 86 acres
- Trail Mileage: 1.25 miles in network
- Pets: yes
- Difficulty: easy
- Sights: field, forest, Curtis Cove and Basin Cove, gravel beaches, freshwater pond, forested freshwater wetlands, intertidal mud flats
Update: I re-walked this path again in the summer of 2017. It is a really great preserve. Perhaps the nicest part is the pebble beach on Curtis Cove. The path, which is well marked and easy to follow, swings around a large, open field (with bird houses) and heads down, through a forest, to Basin Cove and to Curtis Cove, for a total almost 2,000 feet of shoreline. You can park either on Route 123, at the meadow, or on Basin Point Road. You can make a quick detour from the field to visit a huge glacial erratic nicknamed “the pebble.” The preserve belongs to the Harpswell Land Trust.
Directions: Follow Harpswell Neck Road (Route 123) 5 miles south from its intersection with Mountain Road. The parking lot at the field is on the right. For the shore access, follow Harpswell Neck Road south another .2 miles and then turn right on Ash Point Road. Take your first right on Basin Point Road and drive .5 miles to a parking lot on the right.