QUICK TRAIL FACTS
- Preserve Size: 25 acres
- Trail Mileage: ~0.8-mile loop
- Pets: yes
- Difficulty: easy
- Sights: tidal channel, mudflats, meadow
The small and beautiful Joost Family Preserve packs a lot into a small place: a meadow, views from short bluffs, a tidal channel (or mudflats if you come at low tide), forest, and easy walking. The property is protected by the Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust. All together, the preserve has a half-mile of saltwater shoreline on a waterway between the Penobscot River and Orland River.
Directions: The address is 150 East Side Drive, Verona Island. From Route 1, turn onto East Side Drive for 2 miles to a small lot—big enough just for two cars—on the left. The trail starts on an old woods road before it turns left to make a loop around the meadow and woods.