Posted on March 16, 2014 and last updated on August 09, 2020

Littlejohn Island Preserve, Yarmouth


  • Preserve Size: 23 acres
  • Trail Mileage: 1.3 miles round trip
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: Casco Bay, rocky beaches

On this walk you get an excuse to visit the tip of Littlejohn Island, baby cousin to Cousins Island. The 23-acre Littlejohn Preserve, managed by the Royal River Conservation Trust, offers lovely views and gravely beaches.

There are only four parking spots here, in a little parking lot of Pemasong Lane. If it is full, you’re not allowed to park on the road’s shoulders or at the end of the lane. Go here for more details.

Directions: After crossing on to Cousins Island, turn left onto Talbot Road by the Littlejohn Community House. Cross the bridge onto Littlejohn Island, then turn left onto Littlejohn Road. Bear left onto Pemasong Lane. Follow Pemasong Lane (please strictly respect posted speed limit of 15 mph) until you reach a parking area on the left, just before the stone gate with the “private” sign on it. Please park in this area and walk down to the end of the road through the stone gate to the entrance of the Preserve (2/10 of a mile, straight ahead, all turns are private driveways).

Check out more info and photos from Littlejohn Island Preserve at Carefree Creative, a Maine-based web company that has helped us with our website!


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