Posted on October 28, 2014 and last updated on March 19, 2020

Mills Overlook, Newcastle


  • Preserve Size: 17 acres
  • Trail Mileage: 1-mile loop
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy to moderate
  • Sights: Mills Overlook

From the high point of this walk you can spy below the fish ladder shed that runs through the village, a church spire, old houses, the Great Salt Bay and even the Camden Hills on a clear day. The roughly .7-mile loop is well marked, but it is easy to miss the spur to the right. Basically, if you do the loop counter clockwise, you’ll see the spur when you begin looping back to the trailhead. 

Directions: The official trailhead is off of Academy Hill Road opposite Saint Patrick’s Church, a short distance from Route 215. The church has granted permission for walkers to park in their lower lot (back right as you face the church).


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