Posted on July 16, 2020 and last updated on August 14, 2020

Hinkle Preserve, Islesboro


  • Preserve Size: Not sure
  • Trail Mileage: 0.2 miles
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: Parker Cove, Hutchins Island, hay-scented fern

While this is a small preserve, be ready to be met with quite a lot of beauty! In the summer, you’ll walk through a meadow of ferns under large, old trees, before you reach the short trail down to the long beach. If you walk south down the beach, you can extend your walk by connecting to the trails around Hutchins Island and the nearby marsh.

Directions: From Main Road, going north, turn right onto Point Comfort Road. When we visited, the road did not have a street sign, just a house number and so looked more like a driveway. Follow this road about a quarter mile to the entrance to Hinkle Preserve. It will be on your right, marked with a land trust sign.


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