Posted on November 29, 2013 and last updated on March 26, 2021

Mitchell Field, Harpswell


  • Preserve Size: 120 acres
  • Trail Mileage: ~ 3 miles of trails
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: beach, wheelchair friendly trails, community garden

An unusual, but in its way charming and beautiful property, Mitchell Field is composed of more than 100 acres of coast, fields, community gardens, paved and unpaved trails, and old navy buildings. On clear days, you can see right across the bay to Mount Washington. The beach seems like a good spot for swimming, and I think this place would be a good place to x-c ski. You can push a wheelchair on the paved portions of the path here.

Directions: The entrance is 6.9 miles south of the Brunswick town line on Route 123 (5.6 miles from town office; look for the blue water tower). The parking area is along the fence just before the fire station. Although the gates may be open, start near the water tower.