Posted on March 25, 2023 and last updated on March 25, 2023

Eastern Channel Trail, Verona Island


  • 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.

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.

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