Posted on August 4, 2016 and last updated on July 14, 2021

Mowry Beach Preserve, Lubec


  • Preserve Size: 48 acres
  • Trail Mileage: .3 miles to beach
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: sandy beach, drowned forest, wetlands, boardwalk

This is a short, 0.3-mile walk, mostly along a wheelchair-accessible boardwalk that is bordered by flowers and raspberries in season. It extends from the Lubec school to Mowry Beach.

It’s very pretty! You can also extend your walk by strolling along the beach, which has a drowned forest you can see at low tide. The sphagnum bog and cattail swamp in this 48-acre preserve are protected by the Downeast Coastal Conservancy.

Directions: In Lubec village, bear right on Washington Street as if heading for the international bridge to Campobello Island. Take the third right onto Pleasant Street. Follow Pleasant Street to the end of where there is a parking area. You can also reach the trail head from Lubec Consolidated School on South Street. Park behind the school, you’ll see the trailhead there.


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