Posted on October 4, 2017 and last updated on October 04, 2017

Harkness Preserve, Rockport


  • Preserve Size: 23 acres
  • Trail Mileage: 1-mile loop
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: Rockport Harbor, stone seat

Set amid a little neighborhood, this Coastal Mountains Land Trust preserve trail winds through forest before coming out to a delightful spot overlooking Rockport Harbor. Someone has created, with what must have been quite a bit of effort, a stone patio and a stone throne.

Directions: From Camden, take Route 1 south, turning left onto Pascal Avenue. Turn right onto School Street, then turn right onto Spruce Street. About 100 yards up Spruce Street is the preserve parking, marked by a sign.

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