Posted on October 28, 2014 and last updated on August 17, 2017

Mills Overlook, Newcastle


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

This trail wasn’t very well marked and I missed the famous mills overlook! Supposedly from a rocky outcropping, you can see the fish ladder shed, a church spire, old homes, old farms, the Great Salt Bay, and even the Camden Hills on a clear day. I am not sure how I lost the trail, but I did, so my map is really no good. In my slideshow below is a better one from the Damariscotta River Association.

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).

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