Posted on December 29, 2016 and last updated on August 12, 2017

Ferry Landing Preserve, Brooksville


  • Preserve Size: 23 acres
  • Trail Mileage: ~.7 miles
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: fields, woods, Bagaduce River

(My map makes it look like I trespassed through someone’s yard. I did not! Weird GPS screw up.)

This is a 23-acre preserve with a .6-mile loop (my map looks different than the official one — I seem to have missed a trail) which includes a rather short, steep incline (which you can avoid if you stay left from the Jones Point Road trailhead.) But there is a pretty forest and old apple orchard here, so I recommend doing the whole thing! You can also park right at the old ferry landing in the summer. The preserve is maintained by the Blue Hill Heritage Trust.

Directions: Cross the Bagaduce Reversing Falls Bridge on Route 175/176. At the stop sign, take a right, following Route 176 north. Follow this for approximately 3 miles, until you come to the intersection that is the center of West Brooksville. Take a sharp right onto Ferry Road. After 1 mile the road splits. Take the right fork, the Jones Point Road. The Ferry Landing Natural Area parking area is on the left with a Blue Hill Heritage Trust sign. Parking area is limited to 2 vehicles.


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