Posted on January 27, 2014 and last updated on March 23, 2019

Flying Point, Georgetown


  • Preserve Size: Not sure
  • Trail Mileage: 2 miles of trails, ~3-mile loop
  • Pets: no
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: tidal salt marsh, Back River, Hall Bay, forest

This is a beautiful place to walk, with two miles in total of trails, a marsh crossing, and a 3-mile loop around a quiet, wooded point.

But be careful: the first part of the path/road crosses that crosses the marsh to access the protected island can get covered with water at high tide. 

Despite the dangers!, the crossing to the island is one of the walk’s high points, as is the .4-mile spur that leads to a beautiful view. You could probably swim from the rocks here on a hot day. 

Back on the main route, if you continue along the road for another .6 miles or so, you’ll reach a loop that’s about 1.15 miles. The trails here follow old woods roads. They’re not blazed, but they’re easy to follow. The Nature Conservancy protects the land.

Directions: From Route 127, take Robinhood Road. Proceed about .5 miles and turn left on Flying Point Road, and then keep left at Jamison Way. At the end of the road there is a small parking lot for about 4 cars just before the marsh. Don’t drive across the marsh!


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